Canyon of Fire Tears Into Sun

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cananyon-fire-sunWe’ve never heard of a “canyon of fire” but it sure sounds cool, doesn’t it?

New NASA observations show that, last month, when a 200,000-mile filament of solar material crashed and tore into the sun, it carved an apparent “canyon” filled with fire into the sun’s surface.

Researchers pieced together a video of the canyon-like feature from images collected from the Goddard Space Flight Center’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. The canyon is apparently a channel where magnetic fields held up a filament of plasma before exploding. Read more at Space.com.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}

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