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Magnetic Carpet Space Science Update Page

Recent images taken by instruments aboard the SOHO spacecraft show a transfer of magnetic energy from the Sun's surface to the Sun's corona. This transfer of energy, referred to as a magnetic carpet, may solve the 55 year old question of why the corona is three million degrees while the surface is a mere 11,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The Magnetic Carpet Space Science Update Page contains the NASA press release, MDI, Eclipse, EIT still images, and QuickTime movies showing the magnetic carpet. The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) spacecraft is a mission of the European Space Agency (ESA) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
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November 12th, 1997
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April 3rd, 2003 at 4:29pm
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April 3rd, 2003 at 4:29pm
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