Sliding Plasma and a Blow Out (May 25, 2012)
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For over a day a massive cloud of plasma can be seen by STEREO Behind spacecraft as it coils and slides along above the Sun's surface before it rises up and dissipates (May 20-12, 2012). Immediately following that a prominence on the lower left of the Sun arches out and quickly breaks away over a few hours. These images were taken in extreme UV light.
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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