Flux Ropes On the Surface of the Sun

  • Aired: 5/26/2013
    • Length: 03:29
    • Plays: ???
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Astronomers observed a fairly small explosion of light burst off the lower right limb of the sun. Magnetic field lines in this area of the sun's atmosphere began to twist and kink, causing the hottest solar material to trace out a strange slinky shape.

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