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Space Image: Streaming Push and Pull

Posted August 4, 2015

Elongated streams of plasma zipped back and forth along magnetic field lines above several active regions on the sun on July 26-27, 2015.

Credit: NASA/Solar Dynamics Observatory/Steele Hill.

Credit: NASA/Solar Dynamics Observatory/Steele Hill.

This kind of activity is rather common, but interesting to watch up close as the streams of particles twist and turn and zip back and forth. The images were taken of ionized Helium heated to 60,000 degrees C. in 304 wavelength of extreme ultraviolet light.

Source: NASA

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