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Posted 22 July 2013 - 08:53 PM
Large Coronal Hole Near the Sunís North Pole
The European Space Agency/NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, or SOHO, captured this image of a gigantic coronal hole hovering over the sunís north pole on July 18, 2013, at 9:06 a.m. EDT. Coronal holes are dark, low density regions of the sunís outermost atmosphere, the corona. They contain little solar material, have lower temperatures, and therefore, appear much darker than their surroundings.
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