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Goddard TV Video Tape: G2013-015 -- SDO Helps Solve Longstanding CME Mystery



Solar scientists have long known that at the heart of the great explosions of solar material that shoot off the sun -- known as coronal mass ejections or CMEs -- lies a twisted kink of magnetic fields known as a flux rope. But no one has known when or where they form. Now, for the first time, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory as captured a flux rope in the very act of formation.   For complete transcript, click  here . SDO Provides First Sightings of How
a CME Forms