Pick of The Week

Growing Tensions (November 3, 2006)

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For a two and a half day period (Oct. 30 - Nov. 1, 2006) SOHO watched in extreme ultraviolet light as Active Region 921 rotated around the edge of the Sun and began to grow. The region became larger and more powerful as the hours passed by. Its sputtering and twisting magnetic field lines danced and spun above the active region just about the entire time. Although it has blasted out one or two coronal mass ejections (CMEs), it could be the source of more solar storms in days to come and bears watching.

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