SOHO Spies New CME
January 16, 2014
A giant cloud of solar material called a coronal mass ejection escapes the sun in this Jan. 14, 2014, image from the ESA/NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory. Scientists use this kind of picture, called a coronagraph, in which the sun is obscured, to better see the sun's atmosphere, the corona.
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