Why is the Sun Slowing Down?


The outer layer of the sun is slowing down, something we’ve known for decades but haven’t been able to figure out until now.
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References:
A Poynting-Robertson-like drag at the Sun’s surface
Ian Cunnyngham, Marcelo Emilio, Jeff Kuhn, Isabelle Scholl, Rock Bush
https://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/16…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poynting–Robertson_effect

Edited and Animated by Jesse Agar
Music from http://epidemicsound.com “Serene Story 2”

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