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Rain on the Sun NASA video

25 Feb 2013, 14:33
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This is a magnificent video by NASA of the event known as coronal rain that happened in July 2012. Strong magnetic fields accompanying eruption are invisible, but from the way plasma moves around they can easily be traced. Awesome!

 

The video was produced by by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory's Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) instrument. SDO collectes one frame every 12 seconds, and the movie plays at 30 frames per second, so each second in this video corresponds to six minutes of real time.

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