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Unseen Link May Solve the Mystery of the Sun's Superhot Corona

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Science  20 Mar 2009:
Vol. 323, Issue 5921, pp. 1551
DOI: 10.1126/science.323.5921.1551a

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On page 1582 of this week's issue of Science, solar physicists watching the sun from the ground in unprecedented detail report observing energy piped upward toward the corona in the form of curious, twisty magnetic waves that have never before been detected on the sun.