The Yohkoh Mission for High-Energy Solar Physics

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Science  23 Oct 1992:
Vol. 258, Issue 5082, pp. 618-625
DOI: 10.1126/science.258.5082.618


The Japanese Yohkoh satellite is now in orbit observing the sun with a set of x-ray imagers and x-ray and gamma-ray spectrometers. The data from this successful mission provide new information on solar flares and the sun's corona. This paper discusses the Yohkoh observations and presents a sample of the first scientific results from the mission.