solar magnetic field

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the magnetic field of the sun

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he observations show that the solar magnetic field, which is frozen into the motion of the plasma in the photosphere, opens into semicirculal structures in the corona.
Most researchers don't believe in the importance of the solar magnetic field, because the magnetic pressure on the solar wind's particles is far lower than the thermal pressure of the particles," said Merav Opher, an associate professor of astronomy and director of the Center for Space Physics at Boston University, who is the lead author of the study.
During the sunspot maximum, the solar magnetic field is disrupted by solar flares (extremely large explosions) emitting solar ultraviolet light, x-rays, energetic particles (million-electron-volt protons), coronal mass ejections (high temperature plasma gases which give a ring-like appearance around the sun or any other celestial body), and a "stormy" solar wind.
This includes the creation of beryllium-10 by cosmic rays, the modulation of the cosmic rays by the interplanetary magnetic field, and finally the relationship between the solar magnetic field and the number of sunspots.
Inside the coronal hole you can see bright loops where the hot plasma outlines little pieces of the solar magnetic field sticking above the surface.
The solar magnetic field and the activity cycle originate in a self-excited dynamo mechanism based upon convective flows and rotation in the outer third of the solar radius.
The sun's 11-year cycle is governed by flows of hot gas, or plasma, that transport parcels of the solar magnetic field.
The solar wind is a river of charged particles that flows out from the Sun, carrying with it the solar magnetic field.
One of the sources of uncertainty that affect reconstructions of solar variability is that not only the influence of the solar magnetic field is recorded by the radionuclides; the strength of the Earth s magnetic field also contributes to modulate the rate of isotope productions.
Scientists have seen two of the three signs of interstellar arrival they expected to see: charged particles disappearing as they zoom out along the solar magnetic field, and cosmic rays from far outside zooming in.
This quick rotation powered a strong solar magnetic field that heated the sun's atmosphere and generated a strong wind of charged particles.
There, energy from the seething, boiling interior gets converted into magnetic energy, giving rise to the solar magnetic field.
The new model suggests the field lines are broken up into self-contained structures disconnected from the solar magnetic field.