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2019 September 14

A Transient's a Transient, No Matter How Small
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A Transient's a Transient, No Matter How Small

While not as well known as solar flares, sunspots, or coronal mass ejections, polar jets are an intriguing class of solar transients. These dynamic events occur frequently at the poles even during solar minimum and easily grow to many times the size of Earth; serving as a constant reminder of the Sun's powerful turbulence even during periods of relative inactivity. Studying solar jets can provide crucial insight into broader solar activity. Despite not begin quite as energetic or interesting as some of their transient brethren, jets may still help to provide insight into the mysterious phenomena of coronal heating and could unlock a much deeper understanding of solar physics.

Keywords: Jet, Pole, Quiet Sun
Filters: Al-Poly

(Prepared by Lucas Guliano)

The XRT instrument team is comprised of SAO, NASA, JAXA, and NAOJ.

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