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SOLAR PHYSICS

Hidden currents at the Sun’s surface

The Sun’s surface hosts varying magnetic activities and rotation rates (from equator to pole), and unique solar weather. Now, a combination of ground and space observations has unveiled a previously undetected magnetized plasma current.

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Fig. 1: High-frequency retrograde vorticity waves at the surface of the Sun.

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Bugnet, L. Hidden currents at the Sun’s surface. Nat Astron 6, 631–632 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41550-022-01683-2

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