interplanetary medium


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Noun1.interplanetary medium - interplanetary space including forms of energy and gas and dust
interplanetary space - the part of outer space within the solar system
interplanetary dust - microscopic particles in the interplanetary medium
interplanetary gas - a rarefied flow of gas and charged particles (plasma) that stream from the sun and form the solar wind
solar system - the sun with the celestial bodies that revolve around it in its gravitational field
solar magnetic field - the magnetic field of the sun
solar wind - a stream of protons moving radially from the sun
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59) This implies that a driving agent acts on the CME travelling in the interplanetary medium to counterbalance the drag effect by the ambient solar wind.
Since other researchers have established how fast the carbon moves away from the comet, we could use the fall-off of the light as a function of distance to measure how long the carbon lives in the interplanetary medium before it is ionized," said Morgenthaler, lead author of a recent paper on the topic that appeared in the Astrophysical Journal.
In Chapter 28 he talks about the dangers posed to astronauts traveling through space and invokes images from movies to introduce the concept of space weather, the disturbances imparted in the interplanetary medium by flares and other outbursts from the Sun.