Solar Orbiter: 'World-leading' UK scientists will help unravel the mysteries of the Sun

Express.co.uk | 10/19/2019 | Sebastian Kettley
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Dr Fludra said SPICE will then observe spectra in extreme ultraviolet wavelengths to measure the temperatures and speeds of plasma in the Sun’s atmosphere.

SPICE is also equipped to study the composition of the plasma and will detect heavier elements formed at temperatures ranging between 17,540 to 17 million degrees Fahrenheit (100,000 to 10 million degrees Kelvin).

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In the long-run, studying these phenomena will help scientists on Earth better understand and predict the effects of space weather events such as solar storms and CMEs.

According to Dr...
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