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  Erupting Solar Filament Forms Butterfly-wing Pattern
     
Erupting Solar Filament Forms Butterfly-wing Pattern
Image credit: NASA/SDO/H.Zell

Uploader comment: An erupting magnetic solar filament generates two large waves of plasma traveling in opposite directions, forming a butterfly wing pattern on the solar surface.

   

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