stellar wind

stellar wind
noun Date: 1965 plasma continuously ejected from a star's surface into surrounding space

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  • stellar wind — Astron. the radial outflow of ionized gas from a star. [1960 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • stellar wind — noun Astronomy a continuous flow of charged particles from a star …   English new terms dictionary

  • Stellar wind bubble — is the astronomical term usually used to describe a cavity light years across filled with hot gas blown into the interstellar medium by the high velocity (several thousand km/s) stellar wind from a single massive star of type O or B. Weaker… …   Wikipedia

  • Songs of the Stellar Wind — is a science fiction novel sequence by Tracy HickmanBooks in the sequence so far: * Requiem of Stars (1996) * further titles in this sequence are pending due to unknown contractual problem with the author [cite web | title=News on Future Books in …   Wikipedia

  • Stellar rotation — is the angular motion of a star about its axis. The rate of rotation can be measured from the spectrum of the star, or by timing the movements of active features on the surface.The rotation of a star produces an equatorial bulge due to… …   Wikipedia

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