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Post by Dragon Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:41 am

The sun’s wispy upper atmosphere, called the corona, is an ever-changing jungle of sizzling plasma. But mapping the strength of the magnetic fields that largely control that behavior has proved elusive. The fields are weak and the brightness of the sun outshines its corona.

Now though, observations taken using a specialized instrument called a coronagraph to block out the sun’s bright disk have allowed solar physicists to measure the speed and intensity of waves rippling through coronal plasma.

“This is the first time we’ve mapped the coronal magnetic field on a large scale,” says Steven Tomczyk, a solar physicist at the High Altitude Observatory in Boulder, Colo., who designed the coronagraph.

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Z.-H. YANG ET AL/SCIENCE 2020

The colored fringes of this image show the strength of the corona’s magnetic field, from lower strength (blue) to higher (yellow).

The whole field’s strength is just a fraction that of a refrigerator magnet.

The image of the sun in the middle was taken by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory.

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