solar magnetic field

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: magnetic field - the magnetic field of the sun
interplanetary medium - interplanetary space including forms of energy and gas and dust
magnetic field, magnetic flux, flux - the lines of force surrounding a permanent magnet or a moving charged particle
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Scientists agree that the rotation of the Sun plays a crucial role in the generation of the solar magnetic field, but the exact details still remain a mystery, despite the Sun having been observed and studied in great detail.
But recentresearchfrom scientists like Danish physicist Henrik Svensmark demonstrates that variations in the suns output also affect the solar magnetic field and solar wind which directly influence ionization in the troposphere and cloud formation.
"In fact, our results can be repeated by any researchers with the similar data - daily synoptic maps of full disk magnetic fields - available in many solar observatories, so they can derive their own evidence of upcoming Maunder Minimum in solar magnetic field and activity."
he observations show that the solar magnetic field, which is frozen into the motion of the plasma in the photosphere, opens into semicirculal structures in the corona.
In this case, the toothpaste is the jets' plasma, and the rubber bands are the rings of the solar magnetic field.
IMaX was designed to overcome one of the major challenges facing astrophysics today, the solar magnetic field, which manifests itself in many different forms, such as the eleven year cycle, sunspots or solar storms and today, it is considered the key to a deeper understanding of the Sun.
During the sunspot maximum, the solar magnetic field is disrupted by solar flares (extremely large explosions) emitting solar ultraviolet light, x-rays, energetic particles (million-electron-volt protons), coronal mass ejections (high temperature plasma gases which give a ring-like appearance around the sun or any other celestial body), and a "stormy" solar wind.
This includes the creation of beryllium-10 by cosmic rays, the modulation of the cosmic rays by the interplanetary magnetic field, and finally the relationship between the solar magnetic field and the number of sunspots.