News tagged with filaments

Solar fleet peers into coronal cavities

(Phys.org)—The sun's atmosphere dances. Giant columns of solar material – made of gas so hot that many of the electrons have been scorched off the atoms, turning it into a form of magnetized matter we ...

Sep 20, 2012
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One half million mile solar filament

This image (above) from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) shows a very long, whip-like solar filament extending over half a million miles in a long arc above the sun’s surface.

Aug 13, 2012
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Flying along the Vela ridge

(Phys.org) -- A beautiful blue butterfly flutters towards a nest of warm dust and gas, above an intricate network of cool filaments in this image of the Vela C region by ESA’s Herschel space observatory.

Jul 09, 2012
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