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Filament Breakaway

NASA/GSFC/Solar Dynamics Observatory2017-04-18

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A dark, elongated filament rose up and broke to the lower left and out from the sun seen by NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory, Apr.9-10, 2017. Filaments are cooler clouds of plasma tethered above the sun surface by magnetic forces. They are notoriously unstable and tend not to last more than a few days before they collapse into the sun or break away into space. A video, taken in extreme ultraviolet light, covers about nine hours of activity.

Videos are available at https://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA21592

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  • Title: Filament Breakaway
  • Creator: NASA/GSFC/Solar Dynamics Observatory
  • Date Created: 2017-04-18
  • Rights: JPL
  • Album: kboggs

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