Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Solar wind

Solar Wind Slows Down

Credits: ESA/Dave Hardy


Credits: McComas et al. GRL, 2008

Variation in the solar wind as observed by Ulysses over a solar cycle.

Data from Ulysses shows that the solar wind is at an all time low* leaving our solar system less protected from the rest of the universe.

* lowest in 50 years, but before that we didn't measure it the way we do today so I say all time. :-)

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