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The sun’s magnetic field is very difficult to observe from Earth. In fact, the corona is typically only seen on Earth during a solar eclipse (Metcalf 4). However, there is currently a satellite, the Yohkoh satellite that has taken some brilliant pictures of the sun’s corona using X-rays. The sun’s corona is shaped by its magnetic field. The sun’s magnetic fields trap hot gases, which makes them visible to X-rays. The magnetic field
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Unformatted text preview: of the sun, unlike that of the Earth, changes rapidly. Solar flares can erupt at any time, dramatically influencing the magnetic field of the sun. Unlike Earth, the sun does not have a central point of magnetism; instead, there are points just under the sun’s surface that act as a central magnetic point. Metcalf, Tom. “The Magnetic Sun.” Jan. 29 2007. http://solar.physics.montana.edu/YPOP/Spotlight/Magnetic/...
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