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Magnetic Coiling

NASA/GSFC/Solar Dynamics Observatory2016-07-18

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One broad active region sported a wonderful example of coiled magnetic field lines over almost a four-day period (July 15-18, 2016). The magnetic lines are easily visible in this 171 Angstrom wavelength of extreme ultraviolet light be cause charged particles are spiraling along the lines. The active region is a hotbed of struggling magnetic forces that were pushing out above the sun's surface.

http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA17911

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  • Title: Magnetic Coiling
  • Creator: NASA/GSFC/Solar Dynamics Observatory
  • Date Created: 2016-07-18
  • Rights: JPL
  • Album: kboggs

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