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Two Prominences Unraveling

NASA/GSFC/Solar Dynamics Observatory2017-05-16

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At the edge of the sun, a large prominence and a small prominence began to shift, turn and fall apart in less than one day (May 8-9, 2017). Prominences are notoriously unstable. Competing magnetic forces pulled the plasma back and forth until they dissipated. The images were taken in a wavelength of extreme ultraviolet light. The 18-second video clip is comprised of almost 600 frames being shown at 30 frames per second.

Movies are available at https://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA21634

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  • Title: Two Prominences Unraveling
  • Creator: NASA/GSFC/Solar Dynamics Observatory
  • Date Created: 2017-05-16
  • Rights: JPL
  • Album: kboggs

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