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2009 September 08

Hinode XRT Observes the Sun!
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QS Dark Structure
This short movie shows the formation and movement of two dark features highlighted by a QS dynamic brightening. The features must either be very low density plasma (voids) or very cool high density plasma (T < 1MK). The flow of bright material around the dark structure suggests that it is magnetic in origin. The image has been resized to 768x768 pixels from the original 384x384 FOV. The color table saturates the XBP in the center of the FOV to allow better contrast in the QS.

Keywords: Quiet Sun, Bright Point
Filters: C_poly

(Prepared by Ed DeLuca)

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