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Solar Winds Hitting Earth Are Hotter Than They Should Be, And We May Finally Know Why

Our planet is constantly bathed in the winds coming off the blistering sphere at the centre of our Solar System. But even though the Sun itself is so ridiculously hot, once the solar winds reach Earth, they are hotter than they should be - and we might finally know why.  We know that particles making up the plasma of the Sun's heliosphere cool as they spread out. The problem is that they seem to take their sweet time doing so, dropping in temperature far slower than models predict.  Read more....

 

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