Streaming Plasma (July 2, 2010)
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Streams of plasma slid over the edge of the Sun over a 36-hour period (June 27-28, 2010) as NASA's STEREO Behind spacecraft watched the action in extreme UV light. The plasma motions were controlled by magnetic fields in a solar "prominence", and likely continued but the rotation of the Sun carried the prominence out of our sight.
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.
If your institution would also like to receive the same Weekly Pick from us for display (usually in Photoshop or QuickTime format), please send your inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.