Sun  ID: 11797

Sun Shreds Its Own Eruption

On September 30, 2014, multiple NASA observatories watched what appeared to be the beginnings of a solar eruption. A filament — a serpentine structure consisting of dense solar material and often associated with solar eruptions — rose from the surface, gaining energy and speed as it soared. But instead of erupting from the Sun, the filament collapsed, shredded to pieces by invisible magnetic forces.  

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Genna Duberstein (USRA): Lead Producer
Kathalina Tran (Wyle Information Systems): Lead Writer
Angelos Vourlidas (NRL): Scientist
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Tom Bridgman (GST): Lead Data Visualizer
Georgios Chintzoglou (Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics Lab): Scientist
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Keywords:
SVS >> Eruption
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Solar Wind
SVS >> Sun
SVS >> Space Weather
SVS >> SDO
SVS >> Solar Dynamics Observatory
SVS >> Heliophysics
SVS >> Hinode
SVS >> Corona
NASA Science >> Sun
SVS >> IRIS Mission
SVS >> Sounding Rocket