solar atmosphere

solar atmosphere

NASA launches IRIS solar mission to research space weather

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NASA launched a solar telescope on Thursday that scientists hope will be able to unlock the secrets of how material gathers, moves and heats up as it travels through the Sun's lower atmosphere.Scientists say that better understanding of this part of the solar atmosphere, which sits below the corona,...
NASA launches IRIS solar mission to research space weather

Why is the Sun's corona so hot? Two words: Solar tornadoes

arstechnica.com
Five different wavelengths of light reveal a vortex of gas in the Sun's atmosphere. This swirling gas may be the result of intense magnetic fields and may explain why the Sun's corona is so hot. Scullion, Wedemeyer-Böhm et al.(2012); Background image: NASA One of the abiding mysteries surrounding our...
Why is the Sun's corona so hot? Two words: Solar tornadoes
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