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Right before Christmas, a gargantuan black fissure opened on the Sun. It was shaped like a question

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Coronal holes are areas where the Sun's magnetic field opens toward space. This greatly enhances the solar wind, which consists of high energy particles that constantly stream away from the corona. The enhanced wind of hot particles blowing into space can move at speeds approaching 2 million miles per hour. That's about twice the average velocity of the solar wind.


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