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Press Release 11-003

Plasma Jets Are Suspect in Solar Mystery

Scientists take new look at solar corona

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Images showing narrow jets of material streaking upward from the Sun's surface at high speeds.

Narrow jets of material, called spicules, streak upward from the Sun's surface at high speeds.

Credit: NASA


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Image showing jets of plasma from just above the Sun's surface.

Jets of plasma from just above the Sun's surface likely replenish its corona.

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Images showing the Sun's outer atmosphere, or corona, and a jet of hot material.

The Sun's outer atmosphere, or corona, is millions of degrees hotter than its surface.

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Image showing of a solar eclipse showcasing the Sun's corona.

A solar eclipse showcases the Sun's corona.

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Cover of the January 7, 2011 issue of the journal Science.

The researchers' findings are described in the January 7, 2011 issue of the journal Science.

Credit: Copyright AAAS 2011


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