How do solar winds occur?

1 Answer
Apr 19, 2018

Solar winds are made of particles that escape the Sun's gravity.


The atoms on the Sun are at the state of plasma and some of their components, electrons and protons, flow outward with the solar wind. This happens because the temperature of the Sun's outer layer (corona) is so high that the particles move very quickly and the Sun's gravity can't hold them.
The different areas of the Sun produce different types of solar wind that have different densities and speeds. As this event increases, the surface of the Sun modifies and generates new active areas.