February 2013: The Busy Sun
- Visualizations by:
- Tom Bridgman
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But in ultraviolet light, in particular the 30.4 nanometer line of the helium ion, we see much more activity. Dark, wispy lines of cooler solar filaments (the term used for solar prominences when seen against the disk) stretch across the disk. The same structures, seen against the fainter glow of the solar corona, resemble slowly evolving flames on the limb of the Sun. Solar active regions surrounding the sunspots, appear bright in ultraviolet light.
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NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio, the SDO Science Team, and the Virtual Solar Observatory.
- Tom Bridgman (GST) [Lead]
- William D. Pesnell (NASA/GSFC)
- Scott Wiessinger (KBRwyle)
- Ian Jones (ADNET)
- Laurence Schuler (ADNET)
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SDO AIA 304 (A.K.A. 304 Filter) (Collected with the AIA sensor)
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SDO SDO Continuum (A.K.A. Continuum) (Collected with the HMI sensor)
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