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While the nation shoots off plenty of fireworks for the Fourth of July, NASA will be sending off its own rocket the next day.
Next April, for a grand total of 8 minutes, NASA astronomers are going to glimpse a secret layer of the sun.
Powerful magnetic waves have been confirmed for the first time as major players in the process that makes the sun's atmosphere strangely hundreds of times hotter than its already superhot surface.
Instruments aboard a Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency satellite named Hinode, or "Sunrise," are returning extraordinary new images of our sun. The international mission to study the forces that drive the violent, explosive power of the sun launched from Japan in September.
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