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 (KBRwyle): Lead Writer
Angelos Vourlidas (NRL): Scientist
Genna Duberstein (USRA): Editor
Tom Bridgman (GST): Lead Data Visualizer
Georgios Chintzoglou (Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics Lab): Scientist
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