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THE SUN

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The Sun is at the origin of the energy we receive, the very origin of life. We believe we know it well and yet it has only been a short time since we first became fully aware of its behavior! The first spectral studies to determine its chemical composition were carried out during the nineteenth century. In 1945, the appendix to the Manhattan project concerning the first atom bomb provided an explanation for the internal source of the Sun's energy. Finally, in 1995, the SOHO satellite (SOlar Heliospheric Observatory, ESA/NASA) was launched. Since then, findings have accumulated. So where do we go from here?

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  • Solar Wind
  • Solar Activity
  • Coronal Mass Ejection
  • Solar Flare
  • Coronal Hole

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Lilensten, J., Bornarel, J. (2006). THE SUN. In: Space Weather, Environment and Societies. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-4332-5_01

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