September 10, 2019

Emily Mason, doctoral candidate, physics, published commentary on Scientific American about her research discovering unexpected rain on the sun, which may help solve two long-standing solar mysteries.

..."There are two major mysteries that account for much of the research in solar physics. The first is how the corona can reach temperatures in the millions of kelvins (that is, degrees above absolute zero) when the surface below it is only a few thousand kelvins. This has been an open question for over 50 years, and although instruments and observations have made huge strides in that time, a conclusive answer has eluded researchers."...

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