Heliosphere meaning

hēlē-ə-sfîr
The roughly spherical volume of space, centered on the sun and extending into the Kuiper belt, that is composed of particles emitted from the sun and forms a bubble that displaces the interstellar medium.
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The region around the sun, extending beyond Pluto, characterized by the presence of the solar magnetic field and the solar wind.
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The large, roughly elliptical region of space around the Sun through which the solar wind extends and through which the Sun exerts a magnetic influence. The heliosphere extends well beyond the orbits of the planets, and its shape and extent fluctuate with changes to the solar wind and other influences. &diamf3; The boundary between the heliosphere and interstellar space is known as the heliopause .
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(astronomy) The region of space where interstellar medium is blown away by solar wind; the boundary, heliopause, is often considered the edge of the Solar System.
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Origin of heliosphere

  • helio- +‎ -sphere

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