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SOHO's MDI reveals the maelstrom beneath the sunspot

SOHO's MDI reveals the maelstrom beneath the sunspot


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A cross-section going down 12000 kilometres below the surface of the Sun in the vicinity of a sunspot shows a convergence of cool gas (blue) near the surface. This inflow concentrates the magnetic field and suppresses hot gas (red) trying to rise from below.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
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