Swept up in the solar wind

Posted by on May 11, 2016 2:26 pm
Categories: Science

The sun’s outer layer, the corona, constantly streams out charged particles called the solar wind. But it’s not the kind of wind you can fly a kite in. Even the slowest solar wind can reach speeds 700,000 mph. And while scientists know a great deal about solar wind, the source and causes of the slow wind remain mysterious.

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