It’s one of the great enduring mysteries of solar physics — why is the sun’s lower corona hundreds of times hotter than the Sun’s photosphere? For many decades, scientists on Earth have sought an answer to the puzzle, though only doing so within the confines of the standard, thermonuclear model of the Sun.
Recently, the ESA and NASA Solar Orbiter spacecraft returned to scientists on Earth the closest images of the Sun taken to date. Some missions scientists are speculating that features they’re calling “campfires” may reveal clues to the problem of coronal heating.
In this episode, Professor Donald E. Scott explains why the Sun’s super-hot corona has always been a predictable feature of the Electric Sun model.
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