Bright Loops (April 12, 2013)
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The Sun's edge blossomed with all sorts of loops and arcs reaching out from a pair of active regions (April 8, 2013). The image was taken by STEREO's (Ahead) spacecraft in extreme UV light. The loops are plasma at temperatures up to a million degrees C., contained by magnetic fields.
SOHO began its Weekly Pick some time after sending a weekly image or video clip to the American Museum of Natural History (Rose Center) in New York City. There, the SOHO Weekly Pick is displayed with some annotations on a large plasma display.
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