The Solar Winds
The sun emits material at a rate of about 1 million tons of gas per second. This blows out
like a wind through the solar system.
Because of the solar winds, a comet tail always points away from the sun, since
the pressure from the wind is pushing it out.
Also, the intensity of the cosmic rays in the inner part of the solar system is reduced
by the magnetic fields carried on the wind, which tend to deflect the rays, thus providing a
shield against that radiation.
The interaction of the wind with the earth's magnetic field is
responsible in part for such phenomena as auroras and geomagnetic storms.
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