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IPFS News Link • Climate Change

Solar Plasma Temperature Is Plunging – Should We Worry?

• By David Archibald

Figure 1: Temperature of the solar wind plasma

As Figure 1 shows, the temperature of the solar wind has hit a new low for the instrument record. As it is energy from the Sun that keeps the Earth from looking like Pluto, the lower plasma temperature indicates that the Sun's surface is cooling. Surely the Earth's surface will follow.