interplanetary medium


interplanetary medium
noun
interplanetary space including forms of energy and gas and dust
Hypernyms: ↑interplanetary space
Part Holonyms: ↑solar system

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  • interplanetary dust — noun microscopic particles in the interplanetary medium • Hypernyms: ↑dust • Part Holonyms: ↑interplanetary medium …   Useful english dictionary

  • interplanetary gas — noun a rarefied flow of gas and charged particles (plasma) that stream from the sun and form the solar wind • Hypernyms: ↑plasma • Substance Holonyms: ↑solar wind • Part Holonyms: ↑interplanetary medium …   Useful english dictionary

  • interplanetary space — noun the part of outer space within the solar system (Freq. 3) • Hypernyms: ↑region, ↑part • Hyponyms: ↑interplanetary medium • Part Holonyms: ↑outer space, ↑space …   Useful english dictionary

  • Interplanetary spaceflight — or interplanetary travel is travel between planets within a single planetary system. In practice, spaceflights of this type are confined to travel between the planets of the Solar System. Current achievements in interplanetary travel Remotely… …   Wikipedia

  • Interplanetary dust cloud — The interplanetary dust cloud is cosmic dust (small particles floating in space) which pervade the space between planets in the Solar System and in other planetary systems. It has been studied for many years in order to understand its nature,… …   Wikipedia

  • interplanetary dust particle — ▪ astronomy also called  micrometeoroid,  micrometeorite , or  cosmic dust particle   a small grain, generally less than a few hundred micrometres in size and composed of silicate minerals and glassy nodules but sometimes including sulfides,… …   Universalium


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