Space winds

16/08/2021
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Mary Pat Hrybyk-Keith
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Mary Pat Hrybyk-Keith

The space wind is actually the solar wind. The solar wind is an emission of electrically charged particles from the Sun. And the fact that the flow of particles is electrically charged, means that the solar wind is largely made up of protons and electrons. Usually the flow comes with a load of approx. 1.5-10 keV. (electronvolts), But we can see that it comes in the form of a tail or in short, it does not come straight, because the particles vary in the speed with which they move and not wherever the space wind hits it is hot, because the particles are different as temperature. The particles come from the Sun to the planets, because they detach from the Sun through their high kinetic energy and the high temperature of its corona. Carrington's observations of 1859 showed that the solar wind is present in magnetic storms. The solar wind is also the one that forms the tails of the combs. The faster the comets go and the closer they get to the Sun, the longer their tail is due to the solar wind. The solar wind does not hit the Earth, because the Earth has a magnosphere that protects it from the wind and repels it.