What is space weather?
Space weather is largely a result of the solar wind. How fast does the solar wind travel?
How often does the solar wind blow toward Earth?
What are some of the impacts of space weather on Earth?
Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry astronaut Noun
person who takes part in space flights.
layers of gases surrounding a planet or other celestial body.
Encyclopedic Entry: atmosphere magnetosphere Noun
teardrop-shaped area, with the flat area facing the sun, around the Earth controlled by the Earth's magnetic field.
power outage Noun
loss of electricity.
energy, emitted as waves or particles, radiating outward from a source.
solar wind Noun
flow of charged particles, mainly protons and electrons, from the sun to the edge of the solar system.
vehicle designed for travel outside Earth's atmosphere.
space weather Noun
changes in the environment outside the Earth's atmosphere, usually influenced by the sun.