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Solar ‘magnetic carpet’
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- Title Solar ‘magnetic carpet’
- Released 27/03/2007 3:53 pm
- Copyright Stanford-Lockheed Inst. for Space Research/NASA GSFC
This image provides a model of magnetic fields at the Sun's surface using SOHO data, showing irregular magnetic fields (the ‘magnetic carpet’) in the solar corona (top layer of the Sun's atmosphere). Small-scale current sheets are likely to form in such turbulent environment and reconnection may occur in similar fashion as in Earth's magnetosheath. This can be relevant to a better understanding of the heating of solar corona.