Explosive events on the Sun.

@article{Harra2002ExplosiveEO,
  title={Explosive events on the Sun.},
  author={Louise K. Harra},
  journal={Philosophical transactions. Series A, Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences},
  year={2002},
  volume={360 1801},
  pages={2757-71}
}
I describe two of the most dynamic and highly energetic phenomena in the Solar System--the explosive flares that can occur when plasma is confined by magnetic fields and the large-scale ejections of material known as 'coronal mass ejections'. These explosive events are poorly understood and yet occur in a variety of contexts in the Universe, ranging from planetary magnetospheres to active galactic nuclei. Understanding why flares and coronal mass ejections occur is a major goal across a wide… CONTINUE READING

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