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« Topic Start: March 21, 2007, 06:08:59 pm »

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From New Scientist on data from the Hinode space telescope:
"Everything we thought we knew about X-ray images of the Sun is now out of date," says Leon Golub from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts, US. "We've seen many new and unexpected things. For that reason alone, the mission is already a success."
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« Reply #1: March 21, 2007, 06:15:30 pm »



Thanks for posting that, Randall!  fascinating!
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« Reply #2: March 21, 2007, 06:43:51 pm »

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Another surprise sighting is that of giant magnetic field loops crashing down onto the Sun's surface as if they were collapsing from exhaustion, a finding that Golub describes as "impossible". Previously, scientists thought they should emerge from the Sun and continue blowing out into space.

"Almost every day, we look at the data and we say – what the heck was that?" says Golub, a member of the XRT science team.

Astronomers do not yet know what to make of the surprises, but they hope Hinode will help solve many big puzzles. One is that the temperature of the Sun's tenuous outermost atmosphere, or corona, is far hotter than the layers underneath, which are nearer its energy-generating core

Awesome, awesome stuff. Nothing gets my juices flowing like space exploration (well, maybe deep-sea exploration too). Every time I hear a scientist say something like "impossible" or "What the heck was that?" I get a little shiver because there is SO MUCH we just don't know. Thanks for the link, Randall!

Also, be sure to check out the video linked in the article (warning: direct link to relatively large .mov file). Beautiful!
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« Reply #3: March 24, 2007, 12:09:15 pm »

This was an interesting article. But some of what they said being new discoveries, weren't exactly new. Maybe, they were just newly confirmed theories though. The reason why I say this is because I had learned some of this in my Astronomy class about a month ago. The class is actaully a tele-web class and is based on a book that was written proabably 2 years ago. Sadly, this means that the book still uses the old solar system. I have to learn all of the more modern discoveries on my own. Thanks for sharing.


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