• Released Thursday, March 28, 2013
  • Updated Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 12:35PM
  • ID: 11198

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A NASA spacecraft records a plasma downpour in ultra HD.

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Compare how Earth stacks up to the arcs of raining plasma.

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The raining plasma is best seen using SDO's 304 Å wavelength filter, which resolves material at temperatures of 50,000 Kelvin.

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The arcs of raining plasma are clearly visible in this full disk image of the sun.


Please give credit for this item to:
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Video and images courtesy of NASA/GSFC/SDO

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