Science Results


For major mission publications and journal articles by year, click links to the left.

Links to Science Results:

Top RHESSI Science Accomplishments

On the tenth anniversary of RHESSI's launch, B. Dennis and R. Lin published a science nugget reviewing the scientific achievements to date, which are listed below.  Please refer to the RHESSI's Tenth Anniversary nugget for more details on these discoveries, and a complete review of RHESSI's scientific achievements in Space Science Reviews (Vol. 159, Issues 1-4) - High-Energy Aspects of Solar Flares (links to the book chapters can be found in the major mission publications link to the left).

Solar Flare Discoveries

  1. Gamma-Ray Footpoint Structures
  2. Energy Content & Spectrum of Flare Energetic Electrons
  3. Nonthermal Emissions from the Corona & Bulk Energization
  4. Double Coronal X-ray Sources
  5. Microflares and the Quiet Sun
  6. Initial Downward Motion of X-ray Sources
  7. HXR Flare Ribbons
  8. Location of Superhot X-ray Source
  9. Photosphere as a Compton or "Dentist's" Mirror
  10. Broadened 511-keV Positron Annihilation Line

Non-Flare Discoveries

  1. Solar Oblateness
  2. Magnetar Timing and Spectroscopy
  3. Terrestrial Gamma-ray Flashes (TGFs)