ACE Studies Solar "Sneezes"
News story originally written on December 14, 1998
Scientists can measure tiny temperature changes on the sun. They use the
Advanced Composition Explorer
(ACE). An instrument on ACE can measure the temperature of tiny solar flares
. Some people nicknamed
these flares "sneezes" because they are so small. Too bad the sun can't
cover its mouth when it sneezes.
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