Solar Flares--Solar Prominences Feature Summary

Type:
From Physics Research
Title:
Solar Flares--Solar Prominences
Description:
This image of a solar prominence was captured in extreme ultraviolet light on December 31, 2012. The prominence is ionized gas--charged particles, with electrons stripped from atoms, which move due to forces from magnetic fields.

To learn more about solar prominences, visit Solar Flares--Solar Prominences.

To see a different solar prominence, with an image of Earth added to show the scale, click here.
Image:
image credit: Solar Dynamics Observatory/NASA; <a href=" http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/gallery/potw.php?v=item&id=137” target="_blank">image source</a>; <a href="http://www.compadre.org/informal/images/features/STO-solar-prominence-large.jpg" target="_blank">larger image</a>
image credit: Solar Dynamics Observatory/NASA; image source; larger image
Image URL:
http://www.compadre.org/Informal/images/features/STO-solar-prominence-large.jpg
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