Solar Filament Snaking 1 Million Miles Across The Sun Captured In Stunning NASA Photo

October 6, 2014 4:51 PM

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Solar Filament Snaking 1 Million Miles Across The Sun Captured In Stunning NASA Photo

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) captured a stunning filament of solar material snaking around the Sun.

The filament, which is a cloud of solar material suspended by the Sun's magnetic forces, stretches about one million miles from end to end, NASA reported. These filaments are known for being unstable, but can last for weeks on the face of the Sun.

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