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UI-led team confirms 'gusty winds' in space turbulence

A solar prominence erupts into the sun's atmosphere, or corona. Credit: NASA.

Why is the atmosphere of the sun far hotter than the surface of the sun? The answer, scientists believe, lies in the concept of turbulence, a phenomenon directly measured in the laboratory for the first time by a research team led by the University of Iowa. Story

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