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Investigating Dark Jets in the Solar Corona

Students from Wembley High Technology Collega with Orbyts Fellows  Teia Mihailescu and Nawin Ngampoopun

The aim of this project is to use spectral data from the extreme ultra-violet imaging spectrometer (EIS) aboard JAXA's Hinode spacecraft to investigate the properties of dark jets, which are low-intensity jets of plasma, found in coronal holes - holes in the Sun's magnetic field from which plasma can escape at high speeds to join the solar wind. 

The students have first been able to learn more about EUV spectroscopy, including how to utilise data to derive information about plasma observed at the Sun, and features of the Sun's dynamic morphology, namely coronal holes and mechanisms by which plasma may be lost to the solar wind. 

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