Science and Exploration

Sun’s Magnetic Field Portrayed

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
August 23, 2018
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Sun’s Magnetic Field Portrayed
Sun's Magnetic Field

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) scientists used their computer models to generate a view of the Sun’s magnetic field on August 10, 2018.
The bright active region right at the central area of the Sun clearly shows a concentration of field lines, as well as the small active region at the Sun’s right edge, but to a lesser extent. Magnetism drives the dynamic activity near the Sun’s surface.

Image credit: NASA/GSFC/Solar Dynamics Observatory Larger image

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