The Sun

24 July 2014 – Mission Day: 6810 – DOY: 205
“Courtesy of NASA/SDO and the AIA, EVE, and HMI science teams.”

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Spun and Confused

Published on Jul 21, 2014
A long arch of plasma (called a prominence) was pulled this way and that by magnetic forces for a week before it finally dissipated (July 10-16, 2014). This close up was captured in extreme ultraviolet light. The Earth scale in the lower left corner gives one a sense of the length of the prominence. This one held itself together for quite a long time, as these things go. Credit: Solar Dynamics Observatory/NASA.
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