Huge solar prominence caught by NASA’s SDO

TheBadAstronomer | April 28, 2010

This huge eruption of gas on the Sun was seen by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory on April 19, 2010. The gas follows the Sun’s magnetic field lines, bursting upwards and then raining back down. The scale of this is vast: the Earth could nestle comfortably under the arc of this prominence.

For more info: http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/…

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