Solar Orbiter discovers plasma jets that could fuel the production of solar wind

Published by NASASpaceflight on 09/04/2023 UTC

Recently, the joint European Space Agency (ESA)/NASA Solar Orbiter spacecraft discovered an array of tiny jets of material being ejected from the Sun’s outer atmosphere. Ejecting plasma at 100 kilometers per second, the jets last for just 20 to 100 seconds, and could be the source of solar wind.

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