A Weather Station in Space

NASA recently launched WIND, a satellite designed to monitor the solar wind of charged particles streaming constantly from the sun. These particles can interact with the earth's magnetic field to disrupt the power grid and radio communications. Project scientist Mario Acuña explains how this satellite is contributing to the International Solar Terrestrial Physics program.

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