Definition of Solar wind

1. Noun. A stream of protons moving radially from the sun.

Terms within: Interplanetary Gas
Group relationships: Interplanetary Medium
Generic synonyms: Solar Radiation

Definition of Solar wind

1. Noun. (astronomy) The outflow of charged particles from the solar corona into space. Because of the high temperature of the particles of the corona, they are moving at speeds higher than the solar escape velocity. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Solar Wind

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solar sail
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solar wind (current term)
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Literary usage of Solar wind

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1. Plasma Physics Of The Local Cosmos by National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences, Committee on Solar and Space Physics (2004)
"Corotating Interaction Regions The solar wind has a low-speed (-400 km/s) ... Owing to the Sun's rotation, the solar wind streams move out into the ..."

2. Renewable Energy: Market & Policy Trends in IEA Countries by International Energy Agency (2004)
"Figures 1 -5 and 1 -6 show growth in new renewables, ie, solar, wind and ocean, from 1990 to 2001. Growth trends of these new renewable sources for selected ..."

3. Space Radiation Hazards and the Vision for Space Exploration: Report of a by National Research Council (U.S.) (2006)
"solar wind and Heliospheric Models Solar energetic particles propagate through the background solar wind and interplanetary magnetic field. ..."

4. Priorities in Space Science Enabled by Nuclear Power And Propulsion by Ssb, ebrary, Inc (2006)
"Recent measurements suggest that the Voyager 1 spacecraft may have crossed the "termination shock" of the solar wind and passed intermittently into the ..."

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