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.