Reports

Rapid Rotation of the Solar Interior

+ See all authors and affiliations

Science  14 Apr 1967:
Vol. 156, Issue 3772, pp. 236-237
DOI: 10.1126/science.156.3772.236

Abstract

A model proposed for the sun apparently can account for the maintenance of photospheric rotation against deceleration by the solar wind. The rotational period is about half a day near the top of the radiative mass, and 1.6 times shorter at the center.