June 16, 2014

Spurting Plasma On The Sun

A stream of plasma burst out from the sun, but since it lacked enough force to break away, most of it fell back into the sun (May 27, 2014). The video, see in in a combination of two wavelengths of extreme ultraviolet light, covers a little over two hours. This eruption was minor and such events occur almost every day on the sun and suggest the kind of dynamic activity being driven by the powerful magnetic fores near the sun’s surface.

Credit: NASA

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