NASA Captures Giant Prominence on the Sun [video]

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NASA image acquired November 15, 2011

A giant prominence on the sun erupted on November 15, as seen in this video taken by the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), which covers a time frame of about 13 hours. The eruption hurled solar material — electrically charged gas, known as “plasma” -- in the direction of Venus.


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Luis Andrei Muñoz, atomic80, and 37 other people added this video to their favorites.

  1. K)) [deleted] 41 months ago | reply

    This is beautiful :)

  2. jimctu [deleted] 41 months ago | reply


  3. Robert Rountree 41 months ago | reply

    There be dragons there.

  4. mebooyou 41 months ago | reply

    I think you're my favorite stream!

  5. dodagp 41 months ago | reply

    Captivating details.

  6. chrisw09 41 months ago | reply

    Awe inspiring!

  7. jaffles 41 months ago | reply

    Great shot!

  8. Sélénite 41 months ago | reply

    This is beautiful !

  9. xylo_phile 41 months ago | reply

    way cool. science pics are always great to view.

  10. algoquecontar [deleted] 39 months ago | reply


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