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Swarthmore Professor, Students Recreating Conditions On Sun Surface: First-Of-Its Kind Research Providing Up-Close Look At Solar Flares And Corona

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November 1, 1998
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Swarthmore College
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In a small, tungsten-lined chamber in a Swarthmore College laboratory, physicist Michael Brown and a team of undergraduates are recreating conditions found on the surface of the sun -- including temperatures near one million degrees -- to give science its first up-close look at solar flares and the heating of the sun's enigmatic corona.

In a small, tungsten-lined chamber in a Swarthmore College laboratory, physicist Michael Brown and a team of undergraduates are recreating conditions found on the surface of the sun -- including temperatures near one million degrees -- to give science its first up-close look at solar flares and the heating of the sun's enigmatic corona.


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Swarthmore College. "Swarthmore Professor, Students Recreating Conditions On Sun Surface: First-Of-Its Kind Research Providing Up-Close Look At Solar Flares And Corona." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 1 November 1998. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/10/981031175314.htm>.
Swarthmore College. (1998, November 1). Swarthmore Professor, Students Recreating Conditions On Sun Surface: First-Of-Its Kind Research Providing Up-Close Look At Solar Flares And Corona. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 18, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/10/981031175314.htm
Swarthmore College. "Swarthmore Professor, Students Recreating Conditions On Sun Surface: First-Of-Its Kind Research Providing Up-Close Look At Solar Flares And Corona." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/10/981031175314.htm (accessed April 18, 2014).

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