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What is the 'heliosphere"?

asked 2016-08-02 21:45:51 -0600

Pascal Le Dramont gravatar image

What is the 'heliosphere"?

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answered 2016-08-02 21:47:44 -0600

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The solar system consists of an average star we call the Sun, its "bubble" the heliosphere, which is made of the particles and magnetic field emanating from the Sun — the interplanetary medium — and objects that orbit the Sun: from as close as the planet Mercury all the way out to comets almost a light-year away. A light year is the distance light travels in a year, moving at about 300,000 km per second.

Ref: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov...

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