IRIS

28 July 2013
Astronomy

At http://phys.org/print293984345.html … we have the IRIS mission's first look at the Sun's interface region. This is a very exciting mission which will provide science with lots of information on how the Sun may really work –  observational rather than theoretical. First images show a multitude of thin, fibre like, structures. There is a constrast in density and temperature at the Interface and spots that rapidly brighten – and just as rapidly, dim. This is thought to be due to how energy is transported and aborbed at the Interface region of the Sun

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