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Paper: New Evidence that CMEs are Self-Propelled Magnetic Bubbles
Volume: 397, First Results From Hinode
Page: 98
Authors: Moore, R.L.; Sterling, A.C.; Suess, S.T.
Abstract: We briefly describe the “standard model” for the production of coronal mass ejections (CMEs), and our view of how it works. We then summarize pertinent recent results that we have found from SOHO observations of CMEs and the flares at the sources of these magnetic explosions. These results support our interpretation of the standard model: a CME is basically a self-propelled magnetic bubble, a low-beta plasmoid, that (1) is built and unleashed by the tether-cutting reconnection that builds and heats the coronal flare arcade, (2) can explode from a flare site that is far from centered under the full-blown CME in the outer corona, and (3) drives itself out into the solar wind by pushing on the surrounding coronal magnetic field.
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