Interplanetary medium

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Term: Interplanetary medium

The material contained in the solar system in the space through which the planets travel. It consists of the smaller objects such as asteroids, comets, meteorites and also a general pervading interplanetary dust. Moreover a plasma of charged particles streaming outward from the Sun in the form of the solar wind contributes to the interplanetary medium.

Created 2023.04.16
Last Modified 2023.04.16
Contributed by Ryan McGranaghan