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A new view of the Sun from the Hinode space mission

Harra, LK; (2008) A new view of the Sun from the Hinode space mission. INT J MOD PHYS D , 17 (5) 693 - 723.

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Abstract

The Japanese/US/UK space mission, Hinode, was launched successfully in September 2006. Now, more than a year after the commissioning of the spacecraft and instruments, Hinode is unveiling a new view of the Sun. Hinode's goal is to help us to understand solar activity, and to link activity on ( and below) the surface to the outer corona. This review will describe how the initial results are overturning our understanding of the Sun and will look to the future to anticipate what further discoveries might be made. In particular I will describe the areas of basic magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) processes such as magnetic reconnection and Alfven waves, the formation of both the fast and slow solar winds and the triggering of flares and coronal mass ejections.

Type:Article
Title:A new view of the Sun from the Hinode space mission
Keywords:solar physics, solar flares, coronal heating, solar wind, X-RAY-TELESCOPE, SOLAR OPTICAL TELESCOPE, CORONAL MASS EJECTION, EUV IMAGING SPECTROMETER, REGION TRANSIENT BRIGHTENINGS, PENUMBRAL FINE-STRUCTURE, MAGNETIC-FLUX EMERGENCE, ACTIVE-REGION, TRANSITION REGION, ABOARD HINODE
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Space and Climate Physics

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