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Artist's impression of Earth's bow shock and magnetosphere

Artist's impression of Earth's bow shock and magnetosphere


Date: 15 November 2011
Satellite: Cluster
Depicts: Artist's impression of Earth's bow shock and magnetosphere
Copyright: ESA/AOES Medialab

This artist's impression shows Earth's bow shock, a standing shock wave that forms when the solar wind encounters the magnetosphere of our planet.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
9-Dec-2023 09:13 UT

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