New detailed images of the Sun
Article first published online: 26 JUN 2007
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 88, Issue 14, page 159, 3 April 2007
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2007), New detailed images of the Sun, Eos Trans. AGU, 88(14), 159–159, doi:10.1029/2007EO140004.(
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Newly released images of small-scale solar structures indicate that the Sun is much more turbulent that previously known. The images, produced by the satellite Hinode (formerly known as Solar-B), were released by NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) on 21 March.
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