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On Sept. 18-21,2016 NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory spotted a dark coronal hole that was facing towards Earth for several days spewing streams of solar wind in our direction.
On Sept. 18-21,2016 NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory spotted a dark coronal hole that was facing towards Earth for several days spewing streams of solar wind in our direction.

Earth-Directed Coronal Hole

On Sept. 18-21,2016 NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory spotted a dark coronal hole that was facing towards Earth for several days spewing streams of solar wind in our direction.

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA21067
Added: 2016-09-21

Views: 25

Earth-Directed Coronal Hole

On Sept. 18-21,2016 NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory spotted a dark coronal hole that was facing towards Earth for several days spewing streams of solar wind in our direction.

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On Sept. 12-14,2016 NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory spotted a series of active regions stretched along the right side of the sun exhibited a wide variety of loops cascading above them. Earth quickly passed in front of a portion of the sun.
On Sept. 12-14,2016 NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory spotted a series of active regions stretched along the right side of the sun exhibited a wide variety of loops cascading above them. Earth quickly passed in front of a portion of the sun.

Varietal Loops

On Sept. 12-14,2016 NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory spotted a series of active regions stretched along the right side of the sun exhibited a wide variety of loops cascading above them. Earth quickly passed in front of a portion of the sun.

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA16997
Added: 2016-09-15

Views: 120

Varietal Loops

On Sept. 12-14,2016 NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory spotted a series of active regions stretched along the right side of the sun exhibited a wide variety of loops cascading above them. Earth quickly passed in front of a portion of the sun.

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The two most noteworthy features on the sun this week were a pair of elongated filaments, as seen by NASA's NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory on Sept. 8, 2016.
The two most noteworthy features on the sun this week were a pair of elongated filaments, as seen by NASA's NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory on Sept. 8, 2016.

Two Long Filaments

The two most noteworthy features on the sun this week were a pair of elongated filaments, as seen by NASA's NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory on Sept. 8, 2016.

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA16996
Added: 2016-09-08

Views: 84

Two Long Filaments

The two most noteworthy features on the sun this week were a pair of elongated filaments, as seen by NASA's NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory on Sept. 8, 2016.

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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) saw both the Moon (upper right) and the Earth (upper left) partially block the sun (Sept. 1, 2016 at 7:33 UT). Just before this image was taken, the Earth totally blocked the sun for a while.
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) saw both the Moon (upper right) and the Earth (upper left) partially block the sun (Sept. 1, 2016 at 7:33 UT). Just before this image was taken, the Earth totally blocked the sun for a while.

Double Eclipse

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) saw both the Moon (upper right) and the Earth (upper left) partially block the sun (Sept. 1, 2016 at 7:33 UT). Just before this image was taken, the Earth totally blocked the sun for a while.

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA21028
Added: 2016-09-01

Views: 217

Double Eclipse

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) saw both the Moon (upper right) and the Earth (upper left) partially block the sun (Sept. 1, 2016 at 7:33 UT). Just before this image was taken, the Earth totally blocked the sun for a while.

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Several times a day for a few days this week the Earth completely blocked the Sun for about an hour due to NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory orbital path (Aug. 25, 2016).
Several times a day for a few days this week the Earth completely blocked the Sun for about an hour due to NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory orbital path (Aug. 25, 2016).

Eclipse Season for SDO

Several times a day for a few days this week the Earth completely blocked the Sun for about an hour due to NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory orbital path (Aug. 25, 2016).

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA21027
Added: 2016-08-25

Views: 524

Eclipse Season for SDO

Several times a day for a few days this week the Earth completely blocked the Sun for about an hour due to NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory orbital path (Aug. 25, 2016).

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Strands and arches of plasma streamed above the edge of the Sun for over a day, pulled by powerful magnetic forces Aug. 11-12, 2016., observed by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.
Strands and arches of plasma streamed above the edge of the Sun for over a day, pulled by powerful magnetic forces Aug. 11-12, 2016., observed by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.

Playing Along the Edge

Strands and arches of plasma streamed above the edge of the Sun for over a day, pulled by powerful magnetic forces Aug. 11-12, 2016., observed by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA17913
Added: 2016-08-13

Views: 342

Playing Along the Edge

Strands and arches of plasma streamed above the edge of the Sun for over a day, pulled by powerful magnetic forces Aug. 11-12, 2016., observed by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.

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The Sun produced three M-class (medium-sized) flares in less than 13 hours and the third one had an interesting flourish at the end (July 22-23, 2016). These were the largest flares the Sun had produced this year as seen by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observato
The Sun produced three M-class (medium-sized) flares in less than 13 hours and the third one had an interesting flourish at the end (July 22-23, 2016). These were the largest flares the Sun had produced this year as seen by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observato

Solar Flares with some Flair

The Sun produced three M-class (medium-sized) flares in less than 13 hours and the third one had an interesting flourish at the end (July 22-23, 2016). These were the largest flares the Sun had produced this year as seen by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observato

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA17912
Added: 2016-07-23

Views: 240

Solar Flares with some Flair

The Sun produced three M-class (medium-sized) flares in less than 13 hours and the third one had an interesting flourish at the end (July 22-23, 2016). These were the largest flares the Sun had produced this year as seen by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observato

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One broad active region sported a wonderful example of coiled magnetic field lines over almost a four-day period observed by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory during July 15-18, 2016.
One broad active region sported a wonderful example of coiled magnetic field lines over almost a four-day period observed by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory during July 15-18, 2016.

Magnetic Coiling

One broad active region sported a wonderful example of coiled magnetic field lines over almost a four-day period observed by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory during July 15-18, 2016.

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA17911
Added: 2016-07-18

Views: 225

Magnetic Coiling

One broad active region sported a wonderful example of coiled magnetic field lines over almost a four-day period observed by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory during July 15-18, 2016.

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One active region at the edge of the Sun pushed out about ten thrusts of plasma in just over a day long period as observed by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory on July 9-10, 2016.
One active region at the edge of the Sun pushed out about ten thrusts of plasma in just over a day long period as observed by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory on July 9-10, 2016.

Weak Thrusts

One active region at the edge of the Sun pushed out about ten thrusts of plasma in just over a day long period as observed by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory on July 9-10, 2016.

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA20883
Added: 2016-07-09

Views: 257

Weak Thrusts

One active region at the edge of the Sun pushed out about ten thrusts of plasma in just over a day long period as observed by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory on July 9-10, 2016.

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Several arcing loops rotated into view and swirled above an active region, which gave us a nice profile view of the action from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory on June 26-27, 2016.
Several arcing loops rotated into view and swirled above an active region, which gave us a nice profile view of the action from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory on June 26-27, 2016.

Bright Arcing Loops

Several arcing loops rotated into view and swirled above an active region, which gave us a nice profile view of the action from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory on June 26-27, 2016.

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA20882
Added: 2016-06-27

Views: 230

Bright Arcing Loops

Several arcing loops rotated into view and swirled above an active region, which gave us a nice profile view of the action from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory on June 26-27, 2016.

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A close-up of twisting plasma above the Sun's surface produced a nice display of turbulence by caused combative magnetic forces (June 7-8, 2016) over a day and a half as seen by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.
A close-up of twisting plasma above the Sun's surface produced a nice display of turbulence by caused combative magnetic forces (June 7-8, 2016) over a day and a half as seen by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.

Twisting Plasma

A close-up of twisting plasma above the Sun's surface produced a nice display of turbulence by caused combative magnetic forces (June 7-8, 2016) over a day and a half as seen by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA20739
Added: 2016-06-08

Views: 363

Twisting Plasma

A close-up of twisting plasma above the Sun's surface produced a nice display of turbulence by caused combative magnetic forces (June 7-8, 2016) over a day and a half as seen by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.

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A substantial coronal hole had rotated so that it temporarily faced right towards Earth (May, 17-19, 2016). This coronal hole area is the dark area at the top center of this image from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.
A substantial coronal hole had rotated so that it temporarily faced right towards Earth (May, 17-19, 2016). This coronal hole area is the dark area at the top center of this image from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.

Coronal Hole Front and Center

A substantial coronal hole had rotated so that it temporarily faced right towards Earth (May, 17-19, 2016). This coronal hole area is the dark area at the top center of this image from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA15379
Added: 2016-05-18

Views: 666

Coronal Hole Front and Center

A substantial coronal hole had rotated so that it temporarily faced right towards Earth (May, 17-19, 2016). This coronal hole area is the dark area at the top center of this image from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.

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On May 9, 2016, Mercury passed directly between the Sun and Earth, making a transit of the Sun. Mercury transits happen about 13 times each century. NASA's SDO studies the Sun 24/7 and captured the eight-hour event.
On May 9, 2016, Mercury passed directly between the Sun and Earth, making a transit of the Sun. Mercury transits happen about 13 times each century. NASA's SDO studies the Sun 24/7 and captured the eight-hour event.

Mercury Transit Across the Sun

On May 9, 2016, Mercury passed directly between the Sun and Earth, making a transit of the Sun. Mercury transits happen about 13 times each century. NASA's SDO studies the Sun 24/7 and captured the eight-hour event.

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA14729
Added: 2016-05-09

Views: 552

Mercury Transit Across the Sun

On May 9, 2016, Mercury passed directly between the Sun and Earth, making a transit of the Sun. Mercury transits happen about 13 times each century. NASA's SDO studies the Sun 24/7 and captured the eight-hour event.

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This still image from an animation from NASA's GSFC's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows arches of magnetic field lines towered over the edge of the Sun as a pair of active regions began to rotate into view (Apr. 5-6, 2016).
This still image from an animation from NASA's GSFC's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows arches of magnetic field lines towered over the edge of the Sun as a pair of active regions began to rotate into view (Apr. 5-6, 2016).

Towering Arches

This still image from an animation from NASA's GSFC's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows arches of magnetic field lines towered over the edge of the Sun as a pair of active regions began to rotate into view (Apr. 5-6, 2016).

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA20604
Added: 2016-04-06

Views: 464

Towering Arches

This still image from an animation from NASA's GSFC's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows arches of magnetic field lines towered over the edge of the Sun as a pair of active regions began to rotate into view (Apr. 5-6, 2016).

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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows a long coronal hole has rotated so that was temporarily facing right towards Earth (Mar. 23-25, 2016). Coronal holes appear dark when viewed in some wavelengths of extreme ultraviolet light.
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows a long coronal hole has rotated so that was temporarily facing right towards Earth (Mar. 23-25, 2016). Coronal holes appear dark when viewed in some wavelengths of extreme ultraviolet light.

Elongated Coronal Hole

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows a long coronal hole has rotated so that was temporarily facing right towards Earth (Mar. 23-25, 2016). Coronal holes appear dark when viewed in some wavelengths of extreme ultraviolet light.

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA19178
Added: 2016-03-24

Views: 437

Elongated Coronal Hole

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows a long coronal hole has rotated so that was temporarily facing right towards Earth (Mar. 23-25, 2016). Coronal holes appear dark when viewed in some wavelengths of extreme ultraviolet light.

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The magnetic field lines of three active regions in close proximity to one another interacted with each other over two and a half days (Feb. 8-10, 2016). This image is from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.
The magnetic field lines of three active regions in close proximity to one another interacted with each other over two and a half days (Feb. 8-10, 2016). This image is from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.

Solar Triumvirate

The magnetic field lines of three active regions in close proximity to one another interacted with each other over two and a half days (Feb. 8-10, 2016). This image is from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA20474
Added: 2016-02-09

Views: 519

Solar Triumvirate

The magnetic field lines of three active regions in close proximity to one another interacted with each other over two and a half days (Feb. 8-10, 2016). This image is from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.

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This side-by-side rendering of the Sun at the same time in two different wavelengths of extreme ultraviolet light helps to visualize the differing features visible in each wavelength (Dec. 10-11, 2015). This image is from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory
This side-by-side rendering of the Sun at the same time in two different wavelengths of extreme ultraviolet light helps to visualize the differing features visible in each wavelength (Dec. 10-11, 2015). This image is from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory

Comparing Wavelengths

This side-by-side rendering of the Sun at the same time in two different wavelengths of extreme ultraviolet light helps to visualize the differing features visible in each wavelength (Dec. 10-11, 2015). This image is from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA20214
Added: 2015-12-11

Views: 1370

Comparing Wavelengths

This side-by-side rendering of the Sun at the same time in two different wavelengths of extreme ultraviolet light helps to visualize the differing features visible in each wavelength (Dec. 10-11, 2015). This image is from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory

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A mass of plasma gathered itself into a twisting mass, spun around for a bit, then rose up and broke apart over a 10-hour period (Oct. 13, 2015) as observed by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.
A mass of plasma gathered itself into a twisting mass, spun around for a bit, then rose up and broke apart over a 10-hour period (Oct. 13, 2015) as observed by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.

Hefty Prominence Eruption

A mass of plasma gathered itself into a twisting mass, spun around for a bit, then rose up and broke apart over a 10-hour period (Oct. 13, 2015) as observed by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA20008
Added: 2015-10-13

Views: 704

Hefty Prominence Eruption

A mass of plasma gathered itself into a twisting mass, spun around for a bit, then rose up and broke apart over a 10-hour period (Oct. 13, 2015) as observed by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.

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On Sept. 13, 2015, as NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, kept up its constant watch on the sun. Just as the moon came into SDO's field of view on a path to cross the sun, Earth entered the picture, blocking SDO's view completely.
On Sept. 13, 2015, as NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, kept up its constant watch on the sun. Just as the moon came into SDO's field of view on a path to cross the sun, Earth entered the picture, blocking SDO's view completely.

SDO Transit, September 2015

On Sept. 13, 2015, as NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, kept up its constant watch on the sun. Just as the moon came into SDO's field of view on a path to cross the sun, Earth entered the picture, blocking SDO's view completely.

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA19949
Added: 2015-09-13

Views: 829

SDO Transit, September 2015

On Sept. 13, 2015, as NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, kept up its constant watch on the sun. Just as the moon came into SDO's field of view on a path to cross the sun, Earth entered the picture, blocking SDO's view completely.

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Three substantial coronal holes rotated across the face of the Sun the week of Sept. 8-10, 2015 as seen by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. Coronal holes are areas where the Sun's magnetic field is open and a source of streaming solar wind.
Three substantial coronal holes rotated across the face of the Sun the week of Sept. 8-10, 2015 as seen by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. Coronal holes are areas where the Sun's magnetic field is open and a source of streaming solar wind.

A Triumvirate: Three Coronal Holes

Three substantial coronal holes rotated across the face of the Sun the week of Sept. 8-10, 2015 as seen by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. Coronal holes are areas where the Sun's magnetic field is open and a source of streaming solar wind.

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA19950
Added: 2015-09-10

Views: 686

A Triumvirate: Three Coronal Holes

Three substantial coronal holes rotated across the face of the Sun the week of Sept. 8-10, 2015 as seen by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. Coronal holes are areas where the Sun's magnetic field is open and a source of streaming solar wind.

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A small, but complex mass of plasma gyrated and spun about over the course of 40 hours above the surface of the Sun taken by NASA's GSFC Solar Dynamics Observatory on Sept. 1-3, 2015.
A small, but complex mass of plasma gyrated and spun about over the course of 40 hours above the surface of the Sun taken by NASA's GSFC Solar Dynamics Observatory on Sept. 1-3, 2015.

Tangled up in Blue

A small, but complex mass of plasma gyrated and spun about over the course of 40 hours above the surface of the Sun taken by NASA's GSFC Solar Dynamics Observatory on Sept. 1-3, 2015.

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA19878
Added: 2015-09-02

Views: 823

Tangled up in Blue

A small, but complex mass of plasma gyrated and spun about over the course of 40 hours above the surface of the Sun taken by NASA's GSFC Solar Dynamics Observatory on Sept. 1-3, 2015.

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This still image from an animation from NASA GSFC's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows a large group of sunspots that rotated across the Sun over six days (Aug. 21-26, 2015).
This still image from an animation from NASA GSFC's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows a large group of sunspots that rotated across the Sun over six days (Aug. 21-26, 2015).

Big Sunspot Group

This still image from an animation from NASA GSFC's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows a large group of sunspots that rotated across the Sun over six days (Aug. 21-26, 2015).

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA19876
Added: 2015-08-26

Views: 597

Big Sunspot Group

This still image from an animation from NASA GSFC's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows a large group of sunspots that rotated across the Sun over six days (Aug. 21-26, 2015).

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This still image from an animation from NASA GSFC's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows a single plume of plasma, many times taller than the diameter of Earth, spewing streams of particles for over two days (Aug. 17-19, 2015) before breaking apart.
This still image from an animation from NASA GSFC's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows a single plume of plasma, many times taller than the diameter of Earth, spewing streams of particles for over two days (Aug. 17-19, 2015) before breaking apart.

Eiffel Tower Plume

This still image from an animation from NASA GSFC's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows a single plume of plasma, many times taller than the diameter of Earth, spewing streams of particles for over two days (Aug. 17-19, 2015) before breaking apart.

Target: Sun
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA19875
Added: 2015-08-19

Views: 727

Eiffel Tower Plume

This still image from an animation from NASA GSFC's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows a single plume of plasma, many times taller than the diameter of Earth, spewing streams of particles for over two days (Aug. 17-19, 2015) before breaking apart.

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This still image from an animation from NASA GSFC's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows magnetically charged particles forming a nicely symmetrical arch at the edge of the Sun as they followed the magnetic field lines of an active region (Aug.4-5, 2015).
This still image from an animation from NASA GSFC's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows magnetically charged particles forming a nicely symmetrical arch at the edge of the Sun as they followed the magnetic field lines of an active region (Aug.4-5, 2015).

A Golden Arch

This still image from an animation from NASA GSFC's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows magnetically charged particles forming a nicely symmetrical arch at the edge of the Sun as they followed the magnetic field lines of an active region (Aug.4-5, 2015).

Target: Sun
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA19874
Added: 2015-08-06

Views: 874

A Golden Arch

This still image from an animation from NASA GSFC's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows magnetically charged particles forming a nicely symmetrical arch at the edge of the Sun as they followed the magnetic field lines of an active region (Aug.4-5, 2015).

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This single frame from a sequence of six images of an animation shows sunspots as viewed by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover from April 4 to April 15, 2015. From Mars, the rover was in position to see the opposite side of the sun.
This single frame from a sequence of six images of an animation shows sunspots as viewed by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover from April 4 to April 15, 2015. From Mars, the rover was in position to see the opposite side of the sun.

Tracking Sunspots from Mars, April 2015 (Animation)

This single frame from a sequence of six images of an animation shows sunspots as viewed by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover from April 4 to April 15, 2015. From Mars, the rover was in position to see the opposite side of the sun.

Target: Sun
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Instrument: Mastcam
ID#: PIA19802
Added: 2015-07-10

Views: 1555

Tracking Sunspots from Mars, April 2015 (Animation)

This single frame from a sequence of six images of an animation shows sunspots as viewed by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover from April 4 to April 15, 2015. From Mars, the rover was in position to see the opposite side of the sun.

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