Electron beams from the Sun

18 Aug 2012

Research at Los Alamos National Laboratory by Ruth Skaug, a space scientist, is hoping to find a link to weather on Earth, and the positioning of the Jet Streams. This smacks a bit of Piers Corbyn - see www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120816112035.htm. The Sun gives out light and heat. It is also always losing particles, losing mass if you like, and the study notes the outflow of the solar wind, punctuated by explosions of material, or coronal mass ejections. Skaug is studying yet another kind of particle flow - jets of high energy electrons known as 'electron strahl'