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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 suns gravity cancel...
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2011 for the course ASTRO 2 taught by Professor Corcoran during the Spring '11 term at GWU.
- Spring '11