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Craft finds where sun's corona gets its hots

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3:26pm, September 12, 2003

New findings may help solve one of the biggest puzzles about the sun: Although its outer atmosphere, or corona, lies thousands of kilometers above the sun's visible surface, this distant region is about 1,000 times hotter than the surface. It's as if the air high above a candle were more blistering than the flame that heats it.

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