Notes 4D - Solar Wind & Auroras

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Concepts

    • Solar Wind - Charged particles streaming from the Sun
    • Magnetosphere (of Earth) - Shielding the Earth from the Solar Wind
    • Aurora Borealis - Magnetosphere gets charged and releases energy (light)
    • Future of the Sun / Earth - The Sun will expand and torch the Earth

Summary Questions / Tasks

    • Diagram, Label and Explain (using a flowchart) how energy moves through space and interacts with the Earth’s Magnetosphere to make Aurora

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