Solar Wind

About This Picture

This is a picture of the sun, showing 1 million degree "plumes" which may be the source of the "solar wind". The solar wind is a continual streaming out of hot gases and dust from the sun.

This picture was taken with an ultraviolet filter. The radiation it shows is invisible to the naked eye.

Related Courses

PtyS 403 is the course that covers the solar wind most directly.

PtyS 106 covers the Sun.

PtyS 105 covers stars in general.

More Information

Some other places you can find information on the Sun and the solar wind include:

The Nine Planets: The Sun
The Nine Planets is a tour of the solar system, created and maintained by SEDS, the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space.

Views Of The Solar System: The Sun
Views Of The Solar System is a collection of images and facts created and maintained by Los Alamos National Laboratory.

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