Solar splashdown

(Phys.org) —On June 7, 2011, our Sun erupted, blasting tons of hot plasma into space. Some of that plasma splashed back down onto the Sun's surface, sparking bright flashes of ultraviolet light. This dramatic event may ...

Solar ballet on the Sun

A solar eruption gracefully rose up from the sun on December 31, 2012, twisting and turning.

Scientists shed light on riddle of Sun's explosive events

(Phys.org)—Four decades of active research and debate by the solar physics community have failed to bring consensus on what drives the sun's powerful coronal mass ejections (CMEs) that can have profound "space weather" ...

Independence day fireworks

This image shows four separate images of the M5.3 class flare from the morning of July 4, 2012. In clockwise order starting at the top left, the wavelengths shown are: 131, 94, 193, and 171 Angstroms. Each wavelength shows ...

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