A quest to decipher solar prominences
The most spectacular solar eruptions recorded in history invariably involved the violent ejection of a prominence: a giant, cool and dense plasma cloud that formed spontaneously within the solar corona. The role of the dominant prominence mass in coronal mass ejections is poorly understood. Surprisingly, little is also known about prominence formation and disappearance. High-resolution ab initio simulations are needed to provide answers to intriguing riddles regarding prominences. Armed with state-of-the-art software, the EU-funded PROMINENT project plans to resolve prominence-related mysteries, confront historic and forthcoming observations and train a new generation of solar physicists.
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