Dec 04 2019


Published by at 7:57 pm under Astrophysics

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe was pulled to high speed toward the sun by the sun’s strong gravity, while plasma and the solar wind were coming the other way. The nuclei in the solar wind fly away from the sun at incredible speed, not pulled by gravity and possibly pushed by the high flux of gamma rays.

No time to write longer entries. Working full time as an engineer again.

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  1. Kevinon 07 Dec 2019 at 8:26 am

    As the plasma travels farther away from the sun, it cools enough to become atoms and molecules. It then slows down, turns around, and heads back toward the sun.

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