Sunday, July 11, 2010

SDO Captures Arcing Active Solar Region in Profile

As the arcing loops above an active region began to spin into a nice profile view, SDO captured the dynamic, magnetic struggles taking place below (July 6-8, 2010). Particles strengthening along magnetic field lines trace their paths. Magnetic forces in the active region are linking, breaking apart, and reconnecting. These images were taken in extreme ultraviolet light. Although mostly concealed from our view, the vigorous region did unleash a number of small flares.

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