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Handle-shaped Prominence
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Handle-shaped Prominence

March 6, 2003
Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (EIT) image of a huge, handle-shaped prominence taken on Sept. 14,1999 taken in the 304 angstrom wavelength - Prominences are huge clouds of relatively cool dense plasma suspended in the Sun's hot, thin corona. At times, they can erupt,escaping the Sun's atmosphere.


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