Sun Dragon Sprouts Fiery Wings: A Solar Prominence
By Steve Spaleta, Space.com Senior Producer |
Over a 2 hour period the Sun released a massive strand of plasma that split and twisted into what resembles a dragon before falling back to the surface. Captured by the Solar Dynamics Observatory on July 12, 2011.
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