Sep 17, 2023

ESA and NASA join forces to answer the Sun’s heating riddle

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A 65-year old perplexing question may have finally been answered: Why is the Sun’s atmosphere hotter than its surface?

For over six decades, scientists have been baffled by a cosmic mystery of scorching proportions: Why is the Sun’s atmosphere, known as the corona, hotter than its surface?

This enigma contradicting conventional wisdom that things cool down the farther they are from a heat source has puzzled solar physicists until now, revealed the European Space Agency.

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