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Raging solar wind

Duration: 02:07

Measurements made by the 1962 Mariner 2 spacecraft confirmed the presence of solar wind, a stream of particles from the Sun that stretches far beyond the outer planets. The Earth's magnetic field fights a constant battle against the solar wind's atmosphere eroding effects.

Available since: Fri 1 Jul 2011

Credits

Narrator
Mark Halliley
Narrator
Zam Baring
Series Producer
David McNab
Director
David McNab
Producer
Teresa Hunt

This clip is from

The Planets Revisited Star: New Worlds

5/8 The story of the human race's quest to understand the Sun.

First broadcast: 25 Nov 2004

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