In a recent study, researchers have assessed how successful computer simulations are in matching with solar surface observations.
An international team of scientists from China, the USA, the UK, Hungary, Austria, Germany and India, have carried out observations of the Sun using the Goode Solar Telescope (GST) at the Big Bear Solar Observatory in the USA. Their study is published in the journal Science.
The Sun gives the light and heat that sustains all life on earth. But many mysteries still surround the star and new discoveries are being made every day. On March 6th, 2012 one such event was observed with our telescopes - a standing wave was observed in one of the coronal structures on the solar surface. Find out why the event was important to our understanding of the Sun in this article.