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The Sun’s atmosphere is hotter than its surface

The visible surface of the Sun (the photosphere) is around 6,000°C. But a few thousand kilometers above it – a small distance when we consider the size of the Sun ...

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The Sun’s atmosphere is way, WAY hotter than its surface — here’s why

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What are Alfvén waves?

Alfvén waves are magnetic waves of plasma which bypass the photosphere before exploding with heat in the Sun’s upper atmosphere.

These waves appear when bulk motions of elect...

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