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Stellar Wind

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Stellar wind refers to the flow of gas particles ejected from the upper atmosphere of a star. Stellar wind from the Sun is sometimes referred to as solar wind.

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Universe Sandbox simulates stellar wind only through its effect on an object's magnetosphere. In the Universe Sandbox model, stellar wind is spherically symmetric, and the stellar wind pressure due to a star with a luminosity of L at a distance D from the object is

P = \frac{L}{4\pi D^2 c},

where c is the speed of light.