[ExI] A Geophysics problem

Anders Sandberg anders at aleph.se
Fri Oct 2 09:33:55 UTC 2015

On 2015-09-30 16:29, BillK wrote:
> Do you need to allow for the orbital speed of the earth (30 km/s) 
> ploughing through the solar wind?
Nope, since the solar wind is about 10 times larger it will dominate the 

> Isn't LEO up to GSO within the magnetosphere? So the solar wind effect 
> will be reduced before it hits Keith's hydrogen?

Most of the solar wind is neutral hydrogen unaffected by the magnetosphere.

Anders Sandberg
Future of Humanity Institute
Oxford Martin School
Oxford University

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