Firefly: The Case for a Holistic Understanding of the Global Structure and Dynamics of the Sun and the Heliosphere
This white paper is on the HMCS Firefly mission concept study. Firefly focuses on the global structure and dynamics of the Sun's interior, the generation of solar magnetic fields, the deciphering of the solar cycle, the conditions leading to the explosive activity, and the structure and dynamics of the corona as it drives the heliosphere.
Seismic Monitoring of the Sun's Far Hemisphere: A Crucial Component in Future Space Weather Forecasting
We present a coherent vision for the role of helioseismic monitoring of magnetic activity in the Sun's far hemisphere that will contribute to improving space weather forecasting as well as fundamental research. These require reliable, continuous synoptic monitoring of the far hemisphere as an integral component of our science and technology
GTC optical spectroscopy reveals outflow-related features in Swift J1727.8-1613
Swift J1727.8-1613 (originally GRB 230824A: GCN #34536, #34537) has been recently classified as a new low-mass X-ray binary (LMXB) undergoing a bright X-ray outburst (ATel #16205, #16206, #16207,#16210, #16215).