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  • Released Thursday, March 28, 2013
  • Updated Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 12:35PM
  • ID: 11198

A NASA spacecraft records a plasma downpour in ultra HD.

A NASA spacecraft records a plasma downpour in ultra HD.

Compare how Earth stacks up to the arcs of raining plasma.

Compare how Earth stacks up to the arcs of raining plasma.

The raining plasma is best seen using SDO's 304 Å wavelength filter, which resolves material at temperatures of 50,000 Kelvin.

The raining plasma is best seen using SDO's 304 Å wavelength filter, which resolves material at temperatures of 50,000 Kelvin.

The arcs of raining plasma are clearly visible in this full disk image of the sun.

The arcs of raining plasma are clearly visible in this full disk image of the sun.

For More Information

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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Video and images courtesy of NASA/GSFC/SDO



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