When you picture a celestial world surrounded by rings, Saturn is probably the first thing that pops into your head. But scientists have long suspected that the Sun might contain rings of dust hidden in its atmosphere, along with other mind-boggling phenomena such as plasma “blobs” and “magnetic islands.”
These weird solar features are described in one of four new papers published in Nature on Wednesday, based on dispatches from a record-breaking NASA spacecraft called the Parker Solar Probe.
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