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In the night sky: Orion
In the night sky: Orion

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Wednesday, 6 Jul 2022, 18:19
Site: Open Learning
Course: In the night sky: Orion (INS_1)
Glossary: Orion Glossary
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flare

A highly energetic form of solar activity, typically lasting a few hours, caused by the sudden release of magnetic energy in the corona.

frequency

(of a wave) The number of complete cycles of a wave that pass a certain fixed point in a unit of time. Conventionally measured in the SI unit of hertz, Hz (or, equivalently, s−1). It is equal to one over the period of the wave, and is related to the wavelength λ and the speed of a wave, ν, by ν = fλ.