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Unformatted text preview: therefore emits x-rays o Note: it can emit all lengths of light Solar Wind • Continuous stream of charged particles (electrons, protons) emanating from the solar corona and moving out into interstellar space • Flows past earth and other planets, significant effect on planetary phenomenon • Fastest at coronal maximum • Can check current solar wind conditions through ACE solar satellite o ACE satellite flying free and therefore collects good solar data and is a good way to observe the sun • About 100000 degrees, starts at roughly 1 million from the sun • Moves at roughly 1 million miles per hour • You can sail on the solar wind o Nano-sail D, is currently in orbit around the earth riding on solar wind o Good way to make spaceships go further using less energy Side note: at L1 point, 1.5 million km from earth, where earth and sun’s gravity cancel...
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- Spring '11
- Solar Wind, Magnetic Field, Corona Dynamo Effect, Solar Activity Coronal, Solar Magnetic Activity