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The ultraviolet light emitted by eleven times ionized iron at temperatures over 2 million degrees Farenheit was used to record the above picture of the Sun on September 22, 2001, the date of that year's autumnal equinox. The image was made by the EIT camera onboard the SOHO spacecraft, a space observatory which can continuously observe the Sun. Eleven times ionized iron is atomic iron with eleven of its electrons stripped away. Here the electrons are stripped by the frantic collisions with other atoms and electrons which occur at the extreme temperatures in the Solar Corona?. Since electrons are negatively charged, the resulting ionized iron atom is highly positively charged. Astronomer's "shorthand" for eleven times ionized iron is written "Fe XII", the chemical symbol for iron followed by a Roman numeral 12 (Fe I is neutral iron). (source unknown)

"Enough power lies latent in the earth's iron ore, if liberated and applied to proper vibratory machinery, to produce commercial power for the whole world. This storehouse is actually inexhaustible, no matter how our needs may increase." [MAGNETIC ENGINE - Snell]

See Also

16.26 - Magnetism is Liberated Latent Power in Iron
Table of the Elements


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