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Sliding Plasma/Eruptive Plasma

May 16, 2013
The Sun had plasma sliding along just above its surface and another area close by where plasma rose up and burst into space in less than 12 hours (May 8 - 9, 2013). The two kinds of solar activity was observed in extreme ultraviolet light. Both events were driven by competing magnetic forces emerging from within the Sun. The burst was a minor one, but still interesting to watch as it unfolds.


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