NASA On Air: NASA Sees A Solar Prominence (3/24/2016)

  • Released Thursday, March 24, 2016

LEAD: Earlier this month (March 13, 2016) NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory satellite camera captured a striking solar prominence.

  1. Prominences are notoriously unstable clouds of solar material suspended above the solar surface by the sun’s complex magnetic forces.

  2. This video was made from images taken every 12 seconds.

    TAG: This prominence was captured in extreme ultraviolet light that is typically invisible to our eyes, but is colorized here in red.

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