Fluff on Top
December 11, 2012
A mass of plasma at the very top of the Sun rose up from the surface, streamed along, darted back and forth, and finally rose up and broke away into space (Nov. 19-21, 2012). The material was being controlled by strong, yet unseen, magnetic forces that were pulling it in various directions. The images were taken in extreme ultraviolet light.
Topics: Astronomy, Space plasmas, Physics, Ultraviolet, Io, Plasma, Sun, light sources, Electromagnetic radiation, Plasma physics, Astrophysics