NASA observatory spots giant filament on the Sun

October 5, 2014 6:39 PM

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NASA observatory spots giant filament on the Sun

Washington: NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, which keeps a tab on the sun 24 hours a day, has observed a snaking, extended filament of solar material on the front portion of the sun, NASA said in a statement.The SDO has observed the gigantic filament for several days as it rotated around with the sun.

If straightened out, the filament would reach almost across the whole sun, about one million miles or 100 times the size of Earth, the statement added.

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