solar wind

solar wind
noun Date: 1958 plasma continuously ejected from the sun's surface into and through interplanetary space

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Solar wind — For other uses, see Solar wind (disambiguation). The solar wind is a stream of charged particles ejected from the upper atmosphere of the Sun. It mostly consists of electrons and protons with energies usually between 1.5 and 10 keV. The stream of …   Wikipedia

  • solar wind — an emanation from the sun s corona consisting of a flow of charged particles, mainly electrons and protons, that interacts with the magnetic field of the earth and other planetary bodies. [1955 60] * * * Flux of particles, chiefly protons,… …   Universalium

  • Solar Wind —    A flow of plasma leaving the Sun. Solar Sails can be pushed by this wind and help propel spaceships. The sails are huge and offer very slow acceleration. The average velocity of the Solar Wind is almost 350 kilometers (217 miles) per second.… …   The writer's dictionary of science fiction, fantasy, horror and mythology

  • solar wind — Saulės vėjas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. solar wind vok. Sonnenwind, m rus. солнечный ветер, m pranc. vent solaire, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • solar wind — noun 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 …   Wiktionary

  • solar wind — noun the continuous flow of charged particles from the sun which permeates the solar system …   English new terms dictionary

  • solar wind — noun a stream of protons moving radially from the sun (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑solar radiation • Part Holonyms: ↑interplanetary medium • Substance Meronyms: ↑interplanetary gas …   Useful english dictionary

  • solar wind — so′lar wind′ n. astron. the radial outflow of charged particles, mainly electrons and protons, from the sun • Etymology: 1955–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • solar wind — /soʊlə ˈwɪnd/ (say sohluh wind) noun Astrophysics a stream of electrically charged particles blown constantly from the sun, occasionally gusting as the result of space storms and dumping massive amounts of energy into earth s magnetic field …   Australian English dictionary

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