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coronal hole

noun, Astronomy
1.
a part of the solar corona that appears dark on optical and x-ray images and is characterized by low temperature and low density.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75
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  • The storms were due to the onset of a coronal hole high-speed solar wind stream.

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