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The SOHO spacecraft finds intricate plasma flows coursing through the sun

The SOHO spacecraft finds intricate plasma flows coursing through the sun

Publication date: 16 September 1997

Authors: Corey S. Powell

Journal: Scientifc American
Year: 1997

Copyright: Scientific American, Inc

A 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.

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