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Posts tagged solar wind

May 21, 2014

 

Hale-Bopp comet with two tails

Tales About Tails

Have you ever wondered why comets look the way they do when they get close to the sun?

May 20, 2014

 

Image of zodiacal light in the night sky

Ashes To Ashes, Stardust To Stardust

The secret to the origins of life on Earth could be in the dust that's leftover after solar systems form.

April 9, 2007

 

a scaled model of the voyager spacecraft

A Message from Afar

How can scientist know so much about the sun's heliosheath without being able to go there?

April 9, 2007

 

a sink with running water

Make a Heliosheath in Your Sink

Similar physics that governs our solar system can be seen in your own kitchen sink!

April 9, 2007

 

a diagram of the sun's heliosphere

The Heliosphere

Solar winds create a bubble that cover our entire solar system! Scientists call this the sun's heliosphere.

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