Ignoring the fact that billing this as an infographic is ridiculous, and we should all send the staff at space.com a link to Good Magazine’s website so that they can learn what an infographic is, this is a useful piece of science. But, unfortunately, they’re not sharing it in a very science-y way. But don’t worry, Nature will help with their own lame headline and boring article about the very same subject. At least they don’t claim to have an infographic after the jump.
And as you’ll learn from the Nature article, figuring out why the corona has a higher temperature than the next deepest layer in the sun is one of the great mysteries of the solar system!