June 15, 2011

Magnetic Ropes (part 2)

On the left, SDO AIA image at the wavelength of 131 Angstrom observing the Sun’s atmosphere at a temperature of about ten million degree. The magnetic rope is seen as the thick looped structure extending above the edge of the Sun. On the right, SDO AIA image at wavelength 171 Angstrom observing the corona at a temperature of about one million degree, showing surrounding cool magnetic field lines are pushed away by the intruding magnetic rope seen on the left. credit: NASA and George Mason University

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