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Coronal Loops Reveal Magnetic Dance

Magnetic Dance: Solar material traces out giant magnetic fields soaring through the sun to create what's called coronal loops. Here they can be seen as white lines in a sharpened AIA image from Oct. 24, 2014, laid over data from SDO's Helioseismic Magnetic Imager, which shows magnetic fields on the sun's surface in false color.

 

Credit: NASA/SDO/HMI/AIA/LMSAL

 

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Uploaded on January 20, 2015