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Structure of the Sun's magnetic field
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- Title Structure of the Sun's magnetic field
- Released 21/03/2007 4:08 pm
- Copyright Hinode JAXA/NASA/PPARC
This image of the solar 'chromosphere' was obtained on on 20 November 2006 by the Hinode solar observatory, and reveals the structure of the solar magnetic field rising vertically from a sunspot (an area of strong magnetic field), outward into the solar atmopshere.
The chromosphere a thin 'layer' of solar atmosphere 'sandwiched' between the sun's visible surface (or photosphere) and its outer atmosphere (or corona). The chromosphere is the source of ultra violet radiation.