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Solar activity: The Sun as an X-ray starThe existence and constant activity of the Sun's outer atmosphere are thought to be due to the continual emergence of magnetic fields from the Solar interior and the stressing of these fields at or near the surface layers of the Sun. The structure and activity of the corona are thus symptomatic of the underlying magnetic dynamo and the existence of an outer turbulent convective zone on the Sun. A sufficient condition for the existence of coronal activity on other stars would be the existence of a magnetic dynamo and an outer convective zone. The theoretical relationship between magnetic fields and coronal activity can be tested by Solar observations, for which the individual loop structures can be resolved. A number of parameters however, which enter into the alternative theoretical formulations remain fixed in all Solar observations. To determine whether these are truly parameters of the theory observations need to be extended to nearby stars on which suitable conditions may occur.
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Conference Paper
Golub, L. (Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Cambridge, MA, United States)
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August 11, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1981
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Publication: 2nd Cambridge Workshop on Cool Stars, Stellar Systems, and the Sun, Vol. 1
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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