Voigt to defend thesis on July 11
Matt Voigt, Space Studies campus student, will defend his thesis for his Master’s degree on Monday, July 11th at 9 a.m. Please show your support by attending.
Title: X-ray Bright Point Evolution as a Global Phenomenon
Date: Monday, July 11
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Ryan Hall, Room 111
X-ray bright points (XBPs) are small, complex, loop-like structures found within the corona of the Sun. Hinode X-ray Telescope (XRT) data are being used to conduct a two-week longitudinal study to determine how XBPs evolve and change, individually and as a global coronal phenomenon, in size, morphology, and flux. XBPs from thirty synoptic images taken during solar minimum in March 2008 are calibrated and measured. By studying XBPs through a greater time span, it may be possible to gain a better understanding of XBP lifespans and the range of lifespans, differences in XBP activity throughout a solar cycle, and why XBPs can persist in the normal corona as well as in coronal holes.
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