Student Thermal Energetic Activity Module (STEAM)

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Mission Statement

STEAM will advance understanding of solar flares and help identify why the solar corona is far hotter than the solar surface by measuring enhancement of key elements and temperature in solar flares and solar active regions. It will do this by measuring the Sun’s X-ray spectrum in quiet conditions, with visible active regions, and during solar flares. STEAM is a subsidiary to the PUNCH NFI Observatory and will meet all thermal, structural, and electronic requirements imposed by the PUNCH project proposal.