Solar Explosions Spark Controversy

A solar prominence is observed using photons at wavelength 304 Å. Credit: European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA

Nowhere in the Solar System are conditions more extreme than the Sun. Every second it converts millions of tons of matter into energy to create the intense levels of heat and light we expect of our local star. Study the Sun in different wavelengths and its violent nature can really become apparent. The STEREO satellite has been studying the Sun at a wavelength of 304Å and the results support a controversial solar theory.(…) Read the rest of Solar Explosions Spark Controversy (472 words)

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