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Navy Scientists Spot New Solar Structures

Monday, April 9, 2012 15:54
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The central part of the sun’s disk on June 17, seen from SDO in a coronal emission line (top) and a map of the surface magnetic field (bottom). Coronal cells are sandwiched between a dark coronal hole and the polarity reversal line of the field. (Photo: top image – AIA instrument/bottom image – HMI instrument)

There’s something new under the Sun… well, just above the Sun, actually. Scientists at the Naval Research Laboratory have spotted structures in the Sun’s super-hot corona that may shed some light on the way its magnetic fields evolve — especially near the edges of vast, wind-spewing coronal holes.

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