Prominence Lift-off (September 25, 2013)
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A solar prominence slowly gathered itself together over many hours before it rapidly rose up and broke away from the Sun (Oct. 17-18, 2013). The event, which covers about 30 hours was observed by the STEREO Ahead spacecraft in extreme UV light. Prominences, known to be unstable, are cooler clouds of particles held above the Sun by strong magnetic forces. Credit: NASA/STEREO.
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