Thursday, May 25, 2017

Two Prominences Unraveling - UNIVERSE

A pair of prominences began to shift, turn and fall apart over the sun's edge on May 8-9, seen in this SDO footage.

Prominences are notoriously unstable. Competing magnetic forces pulled the plasma back and forth until they dissipated. The images were taken in a wavelength of extreme ultraviolet light.


Credit: Solar Dynamics Observatory, NASA.

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