Our New View of the Sun – Results from the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory


R.A. Harrison (1999), JBIS52, 434-438

Refcode: 1999.52.434

Over the last three years the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) has been revolutionising our view of our star, the Sun. A review of some of the new results from SOHO is given here, with a particular emphasis on the solar atmosphere – the source of the so-called `space weather’. The results include a rather unexpected feature of the nature of so-called active regions on the Sun, the discovery of new solar phenomena, such as solar tornadoes and jets, a new view of the nature of the quiet Sun, and a new insight into the way the Sun ejects vast clouds known as coronal mass ejections into space.