EUI reveals campfires on the Sun

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We see here a small part of the solar atmosphere. The movie shows an unexpected multitude of small loops, bright spots and dark, moving fibrils. The tiny brightening dots and loops sparked immediate excitement as they show up remarkably sharp and contrasted, ubiquitously all over the so-called "quiet Sun" where nothing seemed to happen. But now, looking at this high resolution, we see very tiny light flashes almost everywhere. These light flashes were baptized ‘campfires’ by the EUI scientists. They might contribute to the high temperatures of the solar corona and the origin of the solar wind. This is really exciting stuff. It will become even better when Solar Orbiter will go closer to the Sun.

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