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Raining Loops on the Sun

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#1    Waspie_Dwarf

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 04:17 PM


Raining Loops on the Sun

On July 19, 2012, an eruption occurred on the sun that produced a moderately powerful solar flare and a dazzling magnetic display known as coronal rain. Hot plasma in the corona cooled and condensed along strong magnetic fields in the region. Magnetic fields, are invisible, but the charged plasma is forced to move along the lines, showing up brightly in the extreme ultraviolet wavelength of 304 Angstroms, and outlining the fields as it slowly falls back to the solar surface. Music: 'Thunderbolt' by Lars Leonhard, courtesy of artist.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 04:29 PM

That is something else... amazing.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 04:33 PM

+1 Im still partial to these however.

http://www.space.com...a-eruption.html



http://www.nbcnews.c...e/#.USOpFWcrHQM

Edited by AsteroidX, 19 February 2013 - 04:34 PM.





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