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The Suns Chromosphere
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The Sun's Chromosphere

November 27, 2012
Taken by Hinode's Solar Optical Telescope on Nov. 11, 2006, this image reveals the fine scale structure in the chromosphere that extends outward above the top of the convection cells, or granulation, of the photosphere. The structure results from the interaction of hot ionized gas with the magnetic field. Image credit: Hinode JAXA/NASA


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