View Full Version : Source of the Slow Solar Wind Found (Video)

2008-Apr-03, 03:40 AM
The solar wind comes in two modes: fast and slow. Solar astronomers have a good idea as to where the fast solar wind comes from: polar coronal holes of open magnetic field lines, blasting solar particles at speeds of over 3 million km/hr. But what about the slow solar wind which fires particles into space [...]

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2008-Apr-03, 01:35 PM
:clap: This is big news!

I assume the wind is somewhat similar to a baseball being shot outward by the two rotating rubber wheels. In this case, the magnetic field serves as the rubber wheels to the "baseball" particles. Is this a fair analogy?