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6. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS
We present spatially resolved, EUV spectroscopic measurements of pervasive, faint Fe xix 592.2 Å line emission in AR 11726 observed by EUNIS-13. The Fe xix line emission, formed at T ≈ 8.9 MK, provides strong support for nanoflare heating models of the solar corona; it is observed over an area in excess of 4920 arcsec2 (2.58 × 109 km2), which covers about 64% of the area in which the Fe xii intensity exceeds one-fourth its maximum value. With its cooled detectors, high sensitivity, and high spectral resolution, EUNIS-13 resolves the lines of Fe xix at 592.2 Å and Fe xii at 592.6 Å (T ≈ 1.6 MK), enabling us to compare emission measures at flare temperatures with those at standard active region temperatures. Inside the active region core the average emission measure ratio is ≈0.59, while just outside the core it is ≈0.076; however, in light of uncertainties related to the status of the plasma's ionization balance as well as uncertainties in the Fe xii contribution functions, these ratios must be treated with caution. No GOES events occurred in the region less than two hours before the rocket flight, but a microflare was observed north and east of the region with RHESSI and EUNIS during the flight. The absence of large, significant upward velocities anywhere in the region, particularly in the microflare, indicates that the pervasive Fe xix emission is not propelled outward from the microflare site, but most likely is produced by localized impulsive heating (due to reconnection events, wave dissipation, or some other mechanism) consistent with the nanoflare heating model of the solar corona.
EUNIS-13 was supported by the NASA Heliophysics Division through its Low Cost Access to Space program. CHIANTI is a collaborative project involving George Mason University, the University of Michigan (USA), and the University of Cambridge (UK). We thank Dr. Gordon Holman for assistance with creating the RHESSI image, and the anonymous referee for valuable comments that helped improve the manuscript.
Everything is made up of matter, so I don't see what you are getting at.
originally posted by: FutureWarrior
I remember the ATS community bashing creationists for as long as 8 years ago, but this is ridiculous. There's a difference between criticism and utilizing abusive ad-homiem's against the OP for his beliefs. I mean, c'mon guys. We're better than this.
Interesting post, OP. I applaud your effort and for sticking your neck out based on your beliefs.