AAS Meeting #194 - Chicago, Illinois, May/June 1999
Session 65. Advanced Solar Space Missions
Solar, Oral, Wednesday, June 2, 1999, 8:30-10:00am, 10:45am-12:30pm, Continental Ballroom C

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[65.04] Future EUV/Soft X-ray Observations

L. Golub (SAO)

The SEC Roadmap identifies Quests and Science Themes which form the organizational structure for the present and planned missions within the Office of Space Science at NASA. In order to carry out the scientific program defined by the Roadmap, a crucial component involves understanding of the causes of solar phenomena, such as the solar wind, the high-temperature corona, solar flares and coronal mass ejections. Furthering our understanding often involves direct observation of the million-degree coronal plasma, which is best seen at X-ray wavelengths. We will review the present status of such observations, and discuss what appear at this time to be the most promising directions for future observations. These include currently planned missions, such as HESSI, Solar-B and STEREO, as well as the exciting new possibilities opened up by recent advances in theory and in instrumental techniques.

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