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Spotting ultrafine loops in the Sun's corona

(Phys.org) -- A key to understanding the dynamics of the sun and what causes the great solar explosions there relies on deciphering how material, heat and energy swirl across the sun's surface and rise into the upper atmosphere, ...

dateJun 12, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Solar Dynamics Observatory goes for a spin

(Phys.org) -- On April 4, 2012, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) did a 360. It rolled completely around its axis – something it does twice a year. In this movie, the dizzying view looks as if the sun went for ...

dateApr 09, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Huge tornadoes discovered on the Sun

(PhysOrg.com) -- Solar tornadoes several times as wide as the Earth can be generated in the solar atmosphere, say researchers in the UK. A solar tornado was discovered using the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly telescope on board ...

dateMar 29, 2012 in Space Exploration
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