Contact: Bill Steigerwald
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
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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