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Solar wind and Mars' atmosphere

Solar wind and Mars' atmosphere

Date: 24 February 2009
Copyright: ESA

Animation showing the interaction between the solar wind and Mars' atmosphere. The boundary region, or bowshock, is illustrated in blue and the atmospheric escape is visualised in yellow, towards the right. The strength of the solar wind, coming in from the left, is varying.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
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