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NASA's search for the solar connection. INASA's solar research, which leans toward the study of the sun as a star, is surveyed. The Orbiting Solar Observatory (OSO) program is covered, which yielded data such as spectras of 140-400 A wavelength of the entire solar disk. Attention is also given to the results obtained by Skylab, such as data showing that whenever a large coronal hole exists near the sun's equator, a stream of high-speed solar wind will be observed at the earth. Finally areas of future research, such as a concerted study of flare phenomenon, are discussed.
Document ID
19790060835
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Chapman, R. W. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, Md., United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
August 1, 1979
Publication Information
Publication: Sky and Telescope
Volume: 58
Subject Category
SOLAR PHYSICS
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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