A NEW LOOK AT THE SUN This Image Of 1 5 Million Degree Celsius Gas In The Suns T ...
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Description: A NEW LOOK AT THE SUN This image of 1 5 million degree Celsius gas in the Suns thin , outer atmosphere ( corona ) was taken on March 13 , 1996 by the Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope ( EIT ) in the Fe XII emission line at 195 A Every feature in the image traces magnetic field structures Because of the high quality instrument , we can see more subtle and detail magnetic features than ever before This image is the first time we have been able to get such images except during five minute rocket flights Because of SOHOs view of the Sun , science researchers have been able to make movies that show the dynamic every changing nature of the " quiet Sun " SOHO is presently in a halo orbit around a point known as the " L1 Lagrangian point " approximately 930 , 000 miles ( 1 5 million kilometers ) from Earth , where gravitational forces of the Earth and Sun balance one another Back
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