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Streaming Plasma
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Streaming Plasma

June 19, 2012
SDO zoomed in on this active region to watch as plasma streamed back and forth above it over two days (Apr. 30 ñ May 2, 2011). Magnetic forces are pulling the material along magnetic field lines. We are observing the ionized Helium at about 60,000 degrees C. in extreme ultraviolet light.