View Full Version : Mercury’s Hot Flow Revealed by MESSENGER

2014-Jun-18, 08:40 PM
Our Sun is constantly sending a hot*stream*of charged atomic particles out into space in all directions. Pouring out from holes in the Sun’s corona, this*solar wind flows through the Solar System at speeds of over 400 km/s (that’s 893,000 mph). When it encounters magnetic fields, like those generated by planets, the flow of particles is […]

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