Sunday, April 13, 2008

3-D Imaging - First Insights Into Magnetic Fields
3-D images are not only useful in medicine; the observation of internal structures is also invaluable in many other fields of scientific investigation. Recently, researchers from the Hahn-Meitner-Institute (HMI) in Berlin in cooperation with University of Applied Sciences have succeeded, for the first time, in a direct, three-dimensional visualisation of magnetic fields inside solid, non-transparent materials. This is announced by Nikolay Kardjilov and colleagues in the current issue of the journal Nature Physic

Hinode Finds the Source of Slow Solar Wind and Superhot Flares
A plethora of latest results from the Hinode solar observatory contains a wealth of new discoveries. This includes the discovery of a source of the slow solar wind and the observation of a superhot micro flare.

Apr 3, 2008 - 12:24:29 AM

Solar Flares: Much Hotter When Focused
A U.S. space agency-funded researcher says he's discovered solar flares become much hotter when they remain "focused." He said the flare he studied "seemed to focus on one task, devoting all its energy to heating, allowing it to become millions of degrees hotter than its multi-tasking cousins."

Apr 3, 2008 - 12:17:49 AM

First Movie of 'Tsunami' on Sun

Astronomers have captured the first footage of a solar "tsunami" hurtling through the Sun's atmosphere at over a million kilometres per hour. The event was captured by Nasa's twin Stereo spacecraft designed to make 3D images of our parent star.

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