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Questions about flow regime in astrophysical gas characterized by chaotic properties.

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Why does the seeing disk increase with a 3/5 exponent to air mass?

The textbook I am working through, Observational Astronomy by Birney et al, cites the following relationship between the seeing disk and the air mass one is looking through: $$s=s_0X^\frac{3}{5}$$ ($s$...
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Do whirlpools of turbulence exist in stars just like the whirlpools that exist in water?

Is there turbulence in the hot plasma and gas of stars that is mathematically the same as whirlpools in water?
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