April 08, 2019

Emily Mason, doctoral candidate, physics, was mentioned in The Weather Channel, Fox News, Science Times, Geek, Nasa, Science Alert, and Space.com about her findings of solar rain that lead to unexpected findings of solar heating and slow solar wind.

...The problem, it turned out, wasn’t what she was looking for, but where. In a paper published today in the Astrophysical Journal Letters, Mason and her coauthors describe the first observations of coronal rain in a smaller, previously overlooked kind of magnetic loop on the Sun. After a long, winding search in the wrong direction, the findings forge a new link between the anomalous heating of the corona and the source of the slow solar wind — two of the biggest mysteries facing solar science today...

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