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Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) Captures Profile of Arcing Active Solar Region
07.09.10
 
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As the arcing loops above an active region began to rotate into a nice profile view, Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO) captured the dynamic, magnetic struggles taking place below (July 6-8, 2010). Particles spiraling along magnetic field lines trace their paths. Magnetic forces in the active region are connecting, breaking apart, and reconnecting. These images were taken in extreme ultraviolet light. Although mostly hidden from our view, the active region did unleash a number of small flares. Credit: NASA/Goddard/SDO

As the arcing loops above an active region began to rotate into a nice profile view, Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) captured the dynamic, magnetic struggles taking place below (July 6-8, 2010). › View larger image
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Steele Hill
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center