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Electric Field Direction and Strength

Caption: Electric field direction (arrows) and strength (colors) produced by the simulated interaction of the solar wind with a small irregularly shaped asteroid, about 150 meters (yards) long by 50 meters wide. The deepest shades of red indicate strong and possibly hazardous electric fields.

Credit: NASA/JHU-APL/Michael Zimmerman

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