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Fraser
2003-Jul-08, 10:09 PM
SUMMARY: The ESA's SOHO spacecraft has uncovered new details about the Sun's solar wind which might overturn previously held theories about exactly how the wind is generated. Astronomers believed that the fast wind emanates from gaps between giant plumes found near the Sun's polar regions. But the new theory, supported by data from SOHO is that it's the plumes themselves which are hurling the particles of the fast wind into space. If this controversial theory turns out to be correct, it will clear up a big misunderstanding about the Sun.


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jkmccrann
2005-Dec-12, 06:54 PM
I don't really find this all that incredible. Wouldn't it make more sense if the plumes were indeed responsible for the Solar Wind? Find it harder to understand if they weren't frankly.