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RAS PN 08/26 (NAM 17): The Sun's magnetic fountains
Astronomers have known for decades that the Sun has a very dynamic atmosphere. Huge fountains of hot gas erupt in the atmosphere, or corona, every few minutes, travelling at tens of thousands of km per hour and reaching great heights. Now a team of scientists have used the Hinode spacecraft to find the origin and driver of these fountains - immense magnetic structures that thread through the solar atmosphere.

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RAS PN08/24 (NAM 15): STEREO snaps first footage of a solar tsunami
Images from the twin STEREO spacecraft show, for the first time, a solar tsunami blasting its way through the Sun’s lower atmosphere. The discovery will be... More
Last updated on Wednesday, 02 April 2008 09:45
Published on Wednesday, 02 April 2008 00:00
 
RAS PN 08/16 (NAM 07): Magnetic substorms from ground and space
One of the most dynamic events in the interaction between the Sun and the Earth is a ‘substorm’, an explosive reshaping of the Earth’s outer magnetic field. To... More
Last updated on Tuesday, 06 April 2010 18:15
Published on Wednesday, 02 April 2008 00:00
 
RAS PN 08/23 (NAM 14): Flames leave astronomers in a spin
A surprising analysis of material churned up from the depths of massive stars shows that the mixing processes in these hot, bright stars are much more complicated than... More
Last updated on Wednesday, 02 April 2008 09:54
Published on Wednesday, 02 April 2008 00:00
 
RAS PN 08/17 (NAM 08): The (Super)WASP factory finds 10 planets in 6 months
In the last 6 months an international team of astronomers have used two batteries of cameras, one in the Canary Islands and one in South Africa, to discover 10 new... More
Last updated on Tuesday, 06 April 2010 18:13
Published on Wednesday, 02 April 2008 00:00