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solar wind

n. (context astronomy English) The outflow of charged particles from the solar corona into space. Because of the high temperature of the particles of the corona, they are moving at speeds higher than the solar escape velocity.

solar wind

n. a stream of protons moving radially from the sun

Solar wind

The solar wind is a stream of charged particles released from the upper atmosphere of the Sun. This plasma consists of mostly electrons, protons and alpha particles with energies usually between 1.5 and 10 keV; embedded in the solar-wind plasma is the interplanetary magnetic field. The solar wind varies in density, temperature and speed over time and over solar longitude. Its particles can escape the Sun's gravity because of their high energy, from the high temperature of the corona and magnetic, electrical and electromagnetic phenomena in it.

The solar winds flow outward supersonically at varying speeds depending on their origin reaching up to around one million miles per hour to great distances, filling a region known as the heliosphere, an enormous bubble-like volume surrounded by the interstellar medium. Other related phenomena include the aurora ( northern and southern lights), the plasma tails of comets that always point away from the Sun, and geomagnetic storms that can change the direction of magnetic field lines.

Solar Wind (comics)

Solar Wind is a British small press comics anthology. Edited by Cosmic Ray (a pseudonym for small press comics publisher Paul Scott), the comic is devoted to gentle parodies of British boys' comics of the 1970s and 80s. Eight issues in all were produced between 2003 and 2007, with the final issue published in November 2007 as the Solar Wind Summer Special.

Emerging originally from the fanbase of best selling British comic 2000AD, Solar Wind has featured writers and artists including Gordon Rennie, Rufus Dayglo, Al Ewing and PJ Holden.

Solar wind (disambiguation)

Solar wind is a stellar phenomenon of the Sun

Solar wind may also refer to:

  • Stellar wind, gas ejected from the atmosphere of stars
  • Solar Winds, a computer game
  • SolarWinds, a network management software company
  • Solar Wind (film), 1980, Finnish science fiction film based on the novel Aurinkotuuli (1975) by Kullervo Kukkasjärvi
  • Solar Wind (comic), a British comic
  • Hearing Solar Winds, an album of composer David Hykes
  • "Solar Wind", a song by Snowkel which is also the second ending theme for Japanese anime series Kiba
Solar Wind (album)

Solar Wind is an album by pianist Ramsey Lewis which was recorded in 1974 and released on the Columbia label. It was partly recorded in Memphis with former Stax producer and session guitarist, Steve Cropper, a member of the Booker T and the MGs group.

Usage examples of "solar wind".

Silently it sped back and forth, through comsats to Mars City and dark Phobos, and southward to the Polar Station, and outward through the surging solar wind toward Earth, and even to the tiny Phobos shuttle.

The next two factors, the magnetopause and the magnetotail, are created by the interaction of the Earth's magnetic field with the solar wind, a continual stream of particles outward bound from our hyperactive sun.

The blasters would be especially hard to aim in the magnetopause of Hesprid or the moons-at the edge of their magnetic fields-where the flow of the solar wind was turbulent and unpredictable.

Drug-calm, I found no terror in the vision, nor the moan of the solar wind in my ears.

The kind of helium needed for fusion, 3He (two protons and a neutron make up its nucleus), has been implanted over billions of years by the solar wind in the surfaces of the asteroids.

When heated, the ice vaporizes, forming the long and lovely tails blown outward by the solar wind and the pressure of sunlight.

And that powerful jet was slamming into the slower-moving solar wind that lay between the sun and the spacecraft, churning it up into vast disturbances with tangled magnetic fields.

But it was still running with the solar wind at almost twenty-four thousand kilometers per minute.

A steady drizzle of micrometeorites continued to erode the top millimeter or so of its surface, exposing fresh material to trap hydrogen and helium nuclei from the solar wind.

The solar wind was excluded as a source, yet the elements had to have come from the outside, since the concentration was found to be proportional to the area of the soil grains, not the volume.

The dust was electrostatically charged from the incoming solar wind, too, and this made the freaking stuff cling like mad.

If one included the ions and electrons that forever stream out into space in the solar wind—.

The magnetopause is the 'bow wave' of the Earth's magnetic field as it heads into the solar wind.

The solar wind also causes drag along the direction of the Earth's orbit, creating a further kind of motion of magnetic field lines known as field-aligned currents.

We crossed the heliopause, the invisible boundary where solar wind stops pushing away interstellar dust, and plunged on into deep space.