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Stellar Success for Unprecedented Close-Up Image of the Sun's Fiery Atmosphere

 
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Stellar Success for Unprecedented Close-Up Image of the Sun's Fiery Atmosphere
ScienceDaily (Dec. 26, 2010) Astrophysicists from Queen's University have captured an unprecedented close-up image of the Sun's fiery atmosphere -- and, in so doing, have won a major new global award.

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Re: Stellar Success for Unprecedented Close-Up Image of the Sun's Fiery Atmosphere
A bit more from the source:

The Queen's image provides a unique view of magnetic field lines, as indicated by the dark straw-like structures present all over the field-of-view. Incredibly, these phenomena display supersonic motion, with velocities exceeding 30 kilometres a second.

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30,000,000km/sec!
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Re: Stellar Success for Unprecedented Close-Up Image of the Sun's Fiery Atmosphere
30km/sec, not sure I got the million from :D





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