COSEE Ocean Systems: News
UMD-led study shows how Earth slows the solar wind to a gentle breeze
Description: Scientists have sought to explain how Earth's magnetic field can shove aside the powerful solar wind without unleashing calamity. They have known part of the answer for a long time: the bow shock converts energy from the solar wind to heat stored in electrons and ions. But now, researchers have important new clues about how this process occurs. [Source: University of Maryland]
Availability: Full Text
Source: University of Maryland
Publish Date: 5/31/2018
Reading Level: Basic
Page Length: