UVCS Scientific Purpose

The purpose of the UVCS is to provide a detailed description of the extended solar corona that can be used to address a broad range of scientific questions regarding the nature of the solar corona and the generation of the solar wind.

UVCS makes measurements of the solar corona between 2 and 10 solar radii from sun center with high spectral and spatial resolution. From the spectroscopic measurements at ultraviolet wavelengths, the

can be determined. Information about the can also be learned.

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