The SOHO spacecraft finds intricate plasma flows coursing through the sun
Publication date: 15 Sep 1997
Authors: Corey S. Powell
Journal: Scientifc American
Copyright: Scientific American, IncA couple years ago researchers announced that they had discovered traces of water on the sun. A team at Stanford University has just gone them one better, discovering entire rivers on the sun. These are not rivers in the familiar sense, of course; rather they are huge, snaking flows within the white-hot plasma (electrically charged gas) that makes up the sun.