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Erupt on the Sun

Credit: Solar Dynamics Observatory, NASA
Wednesday, July 29, 2015: Two solar filaments broke free from the sun and erupted into space over the course of a few hours on July 19, 2015. Solar Dynamics…Read More »

Observatory caught the action with a video taken in a wavelength of extreme ultraviolet light. This still frame shows the second filament breaking free of the sun above an active region, at about the 4 o’clock position. Filaments consist of cooler clouds of gases suspended above the sun by unstable magnetic forces.

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