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2015 October 13

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How Many Cusps Do You See?

Early morning on 6 September 2015, Hinode XRT took this Be_thin image of the x-ray sun. Bright, cusp shaped, loops are the telltale signs of magnetic reconnection, the driving force behind all solar activity.

How many cusps do you see?

Keywords: Full Disk, Cusp
Filters: Be_thin

(Prepared by Patricia Jibben & Antonia Savcheva)

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