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Researchers Flock to View Fleeting Display of Solar Corona

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Science  08 Aug 2008:
Vol. 321, Issue 5890, pp. 759
DOI: 10.1126/science.321.5890.759

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Dozens of scientists gathered in Jinta in western China to observe the total solar eclipse on 1 August and take advantage of the rare opportunity to observe the corona, a swirling halo of plasma that's a millionth as bright as the solar disk.