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The solar wind.

Duration: 03:13

The solar wind is racing out of the Sun at a million miles per hour and it shapes our solar system. The Sky at Night team demonstrate what happens when the solar wind encounters the planets, with what happens at the very edges of our solar system.

Available since: Thu 31 Jan 2013

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The Sky at Night

Our team of astronomers tell us what's on view in the night sky.

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