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Understanding the Sun and Solar System Plasmas: Future Directions in Solar and Space Physics CONTENTS     The Heliosphere: The Domain of Solar and Space Physics   8     The Magnetic Sun   12     Earth’s Dynamic Magnetic Shield   16     The Threshold of Space: Earth’s Upper Atmosphere   20     Storms in Space: Space Weather   22     No Two Magnetospheres Are Alike   26     The Sun’s Galactic Environment: The Outer Limits and Beyond   28     An Astrophysical Laboratory in Our Own Backyard   30     Theory, Computer Modeling, Data Exploration, and Data Mining   32     Technology: Enabling the Future   35     Strengthening the Nation’s Solar and Space Physics Enterprise   36     Further and More Abundant Knowledge   37