Essential Guide to the EU – Chapter 6
Currents, Filaments and Pinches

6.1  Thermal Motion and Current It is important to distinguish between random thermal motion and uniform linear motion in a plasma. The latter is an electric current which flows due to the presence of an electric field. The random thermal motion is measured by the temperature of the plasma, or …

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Damp Stars

  Sep 22, 2011 Some stars are said to be surrounded by haloes of hot water mixed with carbon dust. According to a recent European Space Agency (ESA) press release, the Herschel infrared space observatory discovered a cloud of hot water surrounding a giant star in constellation Leo known as …

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