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    NASA image acquired June 16, 2011

    A close-up, profile view of an active region in extreme ultraviolet light showcased several small spurts of plasma as they flickered out and retreated back into the Sun over about 13 hours (June 16, 2011). This wavelength captures ionized Helium at about 60,000 degrees not far above the Sun's surface. Flashes of small solar flares can be seen triggering most of these spurts.

    Credit: Solar Dynamics Observatory

    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center enables NASA’s mission through four scientific endeavors: Earth Science, Heliophysics, Solar System Exploration, and Astrophysics. Goddard plays a leading role in NASA’s accomplishments by contributing compelling scientific knowledge to advance the Agency’s mission.

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    sinkdd, KillerOtter, dmunroephoto, and 62 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. dodagp 87 months ago | reply

      Mythical capture !
      Spurts of plasma flickering out ,ideal for our flickr faves...

    2. Σταύρος 87 months ago | reply

      Baby that looks like last Saturday night ...;)

    3. petrus.13 87 months ago | reply

      molto sorprendente

    4. Sumshee 86 months ago | reply

      Do we have any complete and certain knowledge of what is at the center of the Sun that has kept it burning for SO long?...and is there a source of something that keeps our Sun re-fueled, since it has been burning for quite a few minutes?

    5. mpmark 86 months ago | reply

      absolutely amazing! thank you for sharing!!!

    6. megleni 78 months ago | reply

      beautiful..!!

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