Vast Solar Filament Seen By NASA Probe Stretches One Million Miles

October 7, 2014 12:13 PM

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Vast Solar Filament Seen By NASA Probe Stretches One Million Miles

Something described as a "filament" sounds like such a tiny thing. But when the filament in question is big enough to be seen snaking across a large swath of the sun's surface, it's another story.

Just check out this ginormous solar filament NASA spotted on Sept. 30, courtesy of the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) spacecraft, in the video above and photos below.

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