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Parker Solar Probe traces solar wind to its source on sun's surface: coronal holes

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  • Parker Solar Probe traces solar wind to its source on sun's surface: coronal holes

    New data from the Parker Solar Probe, which got closer to the sun than any other spacecraft, allowed physicists to map the source of a major component of the solar wind that continually peppers Earth. The slow solar wind seems to emerge from coronal holes along the sun's equator. Data also reveal strange magnetic field reversals that could be accelerating solar wind particles, and an unexpectedly dense shroud of comet dust around the sun.

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