Imaging coronal magnetic-field reconnection in a solar flare

@article{Su2013ImagingCM,
  title={Imaging coronal magnetic-field reconnection in a solar flare},
  author={Yang Su and Astrid M. Veronig and Gordon D. Holman and Brian R. Dennis and Tongjiang Wang and Manuela Temmer and Weiqun Gan},
  journal={Nature Physics},
  year={2013},
  volume={9},
  pages={489-493}
}
Magnetic-field reconnection is believed to play a fundamental role in magnetized plasma systems throughout the Universe(1), including planetary magnetospheres, magnetars and accretion disks around black holes. This letter presents extreme ultraviolet and X-ray observations of a solar flare showing magnetic reconnection with a level of clarity not previously achieved. The multi-wavelength extreme ultraviolet observations from SDO/AIA show inflowing cool loops and newly formed, outflowing hot… 

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