NASA Sounding Rocket Finds Helium Structures in Sun’s Atmosphere

Friday, August 7, 2020 - 11:30 in Astronomy & Space

Portal origin URL: NASA Sounding Rocket Finds Helium Structures in Sun’s AtmospherePortal origin nid: 463429Published: Friday, August 7, 2020 - 12:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Helium is the second most abundant element in the universe after hydrogen. But scientists aren’t sure just how much there actually is in the Sun’s atmosphere. NASA's HERSCHEL sounding rocket has taken the first global measurements of helium in the extended solar atmosphere – a key piece of information for understanding our space environment.Portal image: three images depicting Sun's low corona, with hydrogen (left, in blue) and helium (center and right, in orange) concentrations

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