Solar coronal heating from small-scale magnetic braids Lakshmi | Pradeep Chitta
Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS), Germany
Natural Sciences (Astrophysics and Astrononmy)
Relaxation of braided coronal magnetic fields through reconnection is thought to be a source of energy to heat plasma in active region coronal loops. However, observations of active region coronal heating associated with untangling of magnetic braids remain sparse. One reason for this paucity could be the lack of coronal observations with sufficiently high spatial and temporal resolution to capture this process in action. Using new high spatial resolution (250–270 km on the Sun) and high cadence (3–10 s) observations from the Extreme Ultraviolet Imager (EUI) on board Solar Orbiter we observed untangling of small-scale coronal braids in different active regions. Read more at https://espos.stream/2022/07/07/Chitta.
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