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SDO Spots Extra Energy in the Suns Corona
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SDO Spots Extra Energy in the Sun's Corona

August 4, 2011
These jets, known as spicules, were captured in an SDO image on April 25, 2010. Combined with the energy from ripples in the magnetic field, they may contain enough energy to power the solar wind that streams from the sun toward Earth at 1.5 million miles per hour. Credit: NASA/SDO/AIA


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