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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A meteorite is a piece of interplanetary matter that manages to fall through the atmosphere and land on Earth.
All things considered, says meteor specialist Peter Brown (Universtiry of Western Ontario), roughly 40,000 metric tons of interplanetary matter strike Earth's atmosphere every year.

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