Picture of the Day

Tornado-like plasma twisters dance across the sun in this still from a NASA video recorded by the Solar Dynamics Observatory during a 30-hour period between Feb. 7 and 8 in 2012.In this still from a NASA video recorded by the Solar Dynamics Observatory during a 30-hour period between February 7 and 8, 2012, tornado-like formations dance across the sun’s surface.  Made of plasma, these phenomena are the size of Earth and are shaped by the sun’s magnetic field.

 

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