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The moving Martian bow shock

22 Aug 2017, 10:00 UTC
The moving Martian bow shock ESA/ATG medialab

As the energetic particles of the solar wind speed across interplanetary space, their motion is modified by objects in their path. A study, based on data from ESA's Mars Express orbiter, has thrown new light on a surprising interaction between the planet Mars and supersonic particles in the solar wind.

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