Fig10_2 The central, rapidly rotating Sun

Fig10_2 The central, rapidly rotating Sun

Fig. 10.2 . The central, rapidly rotating Sun is connected to an ionized, slowly rotating disk by magnetic fields (side view). The magnetic field is twisted into a spiral shape (top view), and acts as a brake on the Sunís rotation, transferring angular momentum from the Sun to the proto-planetary disk.

Copyright 2010, Professor Kenneth R. Lang, Tufts University