Video: Stunning View of the Sun in Extreme UV Light
CREDIT: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
NASA released this stunning video of the sun in processed extreme ultraviolet light. The Solar Dynamics Observatory processed images from 24 hours of activity on September 25, 2011. In the video, the loops you see are plasma held in place by magnetic fields, according to NASA. In visible light, these are considered sunspots.The ultraviolet light brightly shows the plasma in the sun's atmosphere, also known as the corona which gets to about 600,000 Kelvin.
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