Solar Dynamics Observatory Flux Ropes on the Sun Art Print Photo
by Planet Prints
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A series of loops such as this is known as a flux rope, and these lie at the heart of eruptions on the sun known as coronal mass ejections (CMEs.) This is the first time scientists were able to discern the timing of a flux rope's formation. (Blended 131 Angstrom and 171 Angstrom images of July 19, 2012 flare and CME.)
Image Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/SDO