Sun science rises with new trove of Parker Solar Probe studies

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Oct 22, 2019
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Solar scientists were excited that NASA would be launching a probe to fly closer to the sun than ever before, but they may not have bargained on already producing dozens of papers based on the data.

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"Researchers want to better understand the sun and processes like the solar wind and coronal mass ejections because the consequences of such events, called space weather, ripple across the solar system. Around Earth, space weather can interfere with navigation, communication satellites and even the power grid during particularly serious events."

Our Sun compared to many stars examined in exoplanet studies is a very quite, and calm Sun, rotating near 2 km/s at its equator compared to other, fast rotating stars with very active flare events and likely CME events too. That is a good thing for life on Earth as well as the Sun's peak wavelength of light emitted (Wien law), yellow and optical vs. UV or X-rays.
 

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