RHESSI's view - left: more energetic light; right:right shows less energetic light
March 29 X-class Flare - 13

NASA's Reuven Ramaty High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager, or RHESSI, observes both the intense particle acceleration caused by the flare and the hottest temperature material. The image on the left shows where flare-accelerated electrons interact with the chromosphere at the footpoints of the flare, which are situated above the sunspots seen on the surface of the sun in other images. The image on the right shows the 25 million Kelvin material higher in the flare loop in the corona. Credit: NASA/RHESSI

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