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Solar Flares Reveal Surprising Recipe

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Science  14 May 2004:
Vol. 304, Issue 5673, pp. 950
DOI: 10.1126/science.304.5673.950b

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DENVER, COLORADO-- APS's April meeting (held here 30 April to 4 May) brought together 1000 researchers in nuclear and high-energy physics, astrophysics, and related fields. A satellite with gamma ray eyes that watch solar flares erupt in extraordinary detail presented a new picture of flares that is leaving solar physicists sunstruck.