September 17, 2008
This video is a polar crown prominence recorded by Hinode on Nov. 30, 2006. It is a curved wall of 10,000o plasma about 90,000 km long and 30,000 km tall. A stack of planets three Earths high would barely make it to the top.
Topics: Astrophysics, Space plasmas, Plasma physics, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Hinode, Japanese space program, Polar, Plasma, Sun