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Coronal Rain on the Sun

On July 19, 2012, an eruption occurred on the sun that produced a
moderately powerful solar flare and a dazzling magnetic display known as
coronal rain. Hot plasma in the corona cooled and condensed along
strong magnetic fields in the region. Magnetic fields, are invisible,
but the charged plasma is forced to move along the lines, showing up
brightly in the extreme ultraviolet wavelength of 304 Angstroms, and
outlining the fields as it slowly falls back to the solar surface.
Music: "Thunderbolt" by Lars Leonhard, courtesy of artist. Credit:
NASA/SDO/Goddard Scientific Visualization Studio

Added: Feb-21-2013 
By: Heckler1337
Tags: sun, universe, flare, coronal, rain, space
Location: Greenbelt, Maryland, United States (load item map)
Marked as: repost
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