June 26, 2014

Plasma Simulation Of The Solar Wind And A Near-Earth Asteroid

[ Read the Article: A Glimpse Into The World Of Electric Asteroids ]

Simulated interaction of the solar wind with a small irregularly shaped asteroid, about 150 meters long by 50 meters wide (roughly 164 yards by 55 yards). The deepest shades of red indicate strong and possibly hazardous electric fields.

Credit: NASA

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