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      From Sun to Solar Wind: The Perplexing Solar Corona and the Space Environment it Creates in Washington


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      November 7, 2019

      Thursday  11:30 AM

      101 Independence Avenue
      Washington, District of Columbia 20540

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      From Sun to Solar Wind: The Perplexing Solar Corona and the Space Environment it Creates

      NASA Observatories examining the atmosphere of the Sun are revealing extraordinary detail in the solar corona. Material from this mysteriously super-hot outer layer expands outwards to become the solar wind, accelerating to beyond the speed of sound and bathing the planets in plasma and magnetic fields. Dr. Nicholeen Viall will discuss recent observations from STEREO and the Parker Solar Probe which show the constantly roiling complex dynamic at work, even when the Sun is relatively quiet.

      Contact: (202) 707-5639. 

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