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Interplanetary Space and the Magnetosphere
The following images deal with the solar wind, the million-mile-per-hour plasma that streams out
from the Sun constantly, and the interplanetary magnetic field that
carries it to Earth.
The following images show views of the Earth's magnetosphere, the "magnetic shield" which deflects the
charged particles of the solar wind.
The following images deal with coronal mass ejections (huge bubbles of solar material that erupt from
the Sun) and their effects on Earth.
Want to see more? Try the Storms from
the Sun poster page, telling all about coronal mass ejections and space weather.
Want to learn more about the magnetosphere? Try
The Exploration of the Earth's Magnetosphere.