Solar Radiation Patterns

2 Jul 2020

A more interesting idea is at https://phys.org/news/2020-06-spacecraft-solar-patterns-expose-moon.html ... data from serveral NASA mission spacecraft show that wind created by high speed particles, the solar wind, with an origin on the sun, can cause the tail of the earth's protective bubble to flap like a wind sock in a stiff breeze. This movement can pull the tail out of line and expose the moon to charged particles from the solar wind. This is important as far as future moon landings and missions are concerned. The moon continually passes in and out of the stretched out tail of the protective bubble, the magnetosphere ...