Asked in Stars
What is the source of the sun's magnetic field since the sun is made of helium and hydrogen and is well beyond the Curie point for magnetic materials?
Quite simple really. First, you have to know this: materials within the Sun are so hot that they exist in the heightened state of plasma, where electrons are hardly bound to they positively charged nucleus. The speed at which the Sun rotates causes the plasma to become highly magnetized. This speed also causes the invisible lines of magnetism to become chaotic and twisted. Likewise, the magnetized plasma is the cause of solar flares, prominences, and the highly magnetized solar winds.