Solar Wind

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A stream of charged particles emitted from the Sun which travel into space along lines of magnetic flux. solar wind "sweeps" up all kinds of gases, particles, meteor fragments out of the solar system. It also pushes back cosmic rays during years of high solar activity. During periods of low solar activity, more cosmic rays reach the Earth.

 
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