Astronomers scrutinized last year’s eclipse. Here’s what they’ve learned

New research is providing hints about what’s going on in the sun’s atmosphere

2017 eclipse

HIDDEN DETAILS  The sun’s corona is on full display in this composition of 161 photographs taken from Mitchell, Ore., during the August 21, 2017, solar eclipse. The research team behind this image used a special spectrometer to gain new insight into the corona’s motion.

© 2017 Miloslav Druckmüller, Peter Aniol and Shadia Habbal

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