Data from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory offer clues about sun's coronal irradiance

( pair of researchers with Aberystwyth University in the U.K. has used data from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory to learn more about how the sun's corona behaves over differing stages of its 11-year cycle. In their paper published on the open access site Science Advances, Huw Morgan and Youra Taroyan describe attributes of the sun they observed over time and what they discovered about the "quiet corona" and its possible impact on us back here on Earth.

Studying the solar cycle

Detailed long-term observations of how the Sun changes can help us understand what drives its activity.

Sun 16 Jul 17 from Cosmos Magazine

The Sun's 'Quiet' Regions Are Surprisingly Active

Never judge a quiet sun by its boring name. A trove of data from a NASA mission finds that the seemingly low-activity areas of the sun are not as dormant as the name might suggest.

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