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Mar14-04, 10:52 AM
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Originally posted by russ_watters
Solar wind and cosmological background radiation are completely unrelated concepts.
They are related inasmuch as they may both contribute to the perceived temperature of the night time sky.

If the dust of nebulas is illuminated by solar radiation, then the particles of the solar wind could also be lit up by radiation from our Sun. If the nebulas emit IR radiation then so could the solar wind, also consisting of particles, for the same reason.