Swirling Plasma


Image Source: http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/gallery/main/item/40

A dynamic swirling mass of plasma kept spinning above the Sun's surface for over two days (Oct. 27-28, 2010) as SDO observed the action in extreme ultraviolet light. Not to be outdone, a shorter-lived prominence rose up and blew away into space near the upper left edge of the Sun. Together, they make a nice combination of activity on the ever-changing Sun.

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Star » Evolutionary Stage » Main Sequence