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Magnetic waves bake the sun's corona

Why the sun's outer atmosphere is so blazing hot

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5:30pm, July 27, 2011

Scientists are getting warmer in their hunt for a reason why the sun’s outer atmosphere is so hot. The key may be magnetic waves long sought but only recently spotted, an international team reports in the July 28 Nature.

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