A Critical Review of Sun-Space Physics

  • E. N. Parker
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The Sun and the heliosphere form a single dynamical system, driven by the convection in the Sun and the magnetic fields generated by that convection. The magnetic fields are the primary channel for producing the high temperatures and high velocities that extend outward to form the heliosphere. The essential point is that, while the general picture seems to be reasonable, several important steps in the process are not understood, and several concepts commonly employed in explanation are false physics. These scientific gaps should not be forgotten in the rush to pursue new and exotic discoveries.


Solar Wind Solar Phys Coronal Hole Convective Zone Flux Rope 
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  • E. N. Parker
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  1. 1.Fermi Institute and Departments of Physics and of AstronomyUniversity of ChicagoChicagoUSA

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