Physics 6 Tutorial 5 - Solar Wind

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Summary

In this tutorial we will look at the nature of the solar wind.  We will go on to look at the energy in a particle that makes up the solar wind.  We then go on to look at how solar wind particles interact with magnetic fields and form auroras.  We will then go on to consider the effects of the solar wind, including stripping off atmospheres from moons and planets.

 

Key Words

Solar wind, aurora, magnetic field, helix

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Northern Lights (Space.com)

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Service Aurora

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The Northern Lights

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How the Northern Lights are Created

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