Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The Sun: Two Prominences Unraveling | NASA SDO


At the edge of the sun, a large prominence and a small prominence began to shift, turn and fall apart in less than one day (May 8-9, 2017). Prominences are notoriously unstable. Competing magnetic forces pulled the plasma back and forth until they dissipated. This image was taken in a wavelength of extreme ultraviolet light.

Credit: Solar Dynamics Observatory, NASA
Image Date: May 9, 2017
Release Date: May 12, 2017


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