Unformatted text preview: moving charged particles in the solar wind. The plasma tail is always directed away from the Sun because it is pushed outward by the solar wind. Comet: A relatively small, icy object that orbit’s a star. Like asteroids, comets are officially considered part of a category known as “small solar system bodies” Meteors: A flash of light caused when a particle from space burns up in our atmosphere. Asteroid: A relatively small and rocky object that orbit’s a star; asteroids are officially considered part of the small solar system bodies....
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course ISP 205 taught by Professor Donahue during the Fall '08 term at Michigan State University.
- Fall '08