July 29, 2011

Alfvén Waves in Motion

Researchers pushed the resolution capabilities of the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly’s telescope to the limit. These closeups of 2 seconds of data (looped repeatedly) zoom in on an area spanning about 27,000 by 27,000 miles (43,500 by 43,500 km), the same area highlighted by the white box at upper left in the righthand panel of Movie 1. credit: National Center for Atmospheric Research

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