A wind of charged particles blows outwards from the sun, carrying a magnetic field with it and sometimes this solar wind can break through the earth`s magnetic field.
A “vintage” sun explorer satellite launched in 1978 by NASA to monitor the solar wind is going to fly past earth by mid-June next month.
NASA `s Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) has helped paint picture of the magnetic system beyond the solar wind.
European Space Agency`s Venus Express has made unique observations of Venus during a period of reduced solar wind pressure, that the planet`s ionosphere balloons out like a comet`s tail on its nightside.
A new study has analysed the magnetic field fluctuations and cosmic ray intensity observed by Voyager 1 in heliosheath, the bubble created by charged particles flowing outward from the Sun.
Data from European Space Agency’s Cluster mission has revealed that it is easier for the solar wind to penetrate Earth’s magnetic environment, the magnetosphere.
A team of researchers has concluded that the most likely source of the water locked inside soils on the moon’s surface is the constant stream of charged particles from the sun known as the solar wind.
A powerful combination of spacecraft and computer simulations has revealed that the Moon have a far-reaching, invisible influence on the Sun, or more specifically, the solar wind.
Researchers have observed a type of space weather outburst on Venus, which are quite common on Earth.
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