Science and Exploration

NASA SDO – Graceful Turbulence

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
March 28, 2014
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NASA SDO – Graceful Turbulence
NASA SDO - Graceful Turbulence.

Powerful magnetic forces above an active region spun and pulled at a blob of plasma until it lost its connections and blew out into space on March 26, 2014.
The resultant swirling presents its own kind of graceful, almost ballet-like bends and sweeps. To offer some kind of size perspective that blob before it breaks away was easily larger than several Earths.

The event was observed in extreme ultraviolet light over about 5.5 hours between 7:00 and 12:20 UT.

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