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Solar Winds and the Planets – The Great Courses Daily News

Learn about solar winds. Do they impact the planets and the solar system? If yes, then are all impacts positive?



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The mass in the solar winds is made of plasma, the fourth state of matter. Plasma occurs when atoms have so much energy they separate into protons, electrons, and helium nuclei. This plasma originates in the Suns atmosphere.
Creation of Solar Winds on the Sun
The Suns atmosphere is divided into two layers: chromosphere and corona. Above the opaque photosphere or the surface of the sun is the chromosphere layer, which is a few thousand kilometers thick. The temperature increases with height here…

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