Research Science United States NASA

October 19, 2014 12:38 PM

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Research Science United States NASA

American space research agency NASA has unveiled data showing how the Sun's energy moves from the surface of the star to the centre of our solar system through its scorching atmosphere.

The data collected from NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS), which was launched into orbit in 2013, allowed scientists to uncover a number of clues about what heats the Sun's corona, which is sandwiched between the star's surface and its outer atmosphere.

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