Now this is plasma, baby!
My friends who are into the backyard sun watching thing can’t believe this week’s pictures of solar plasma, shooting up above the surface of the sun.
I mean, look at this thing.
It’s a huge wall of plasma and apparently it’s either one of the biggest or the very biggest, ‘prominence’ that a lot of these sun watchers have ever seen.
Strong magnetic fields on the sun can hold dancing displays like this in place for long stretches of time. Here’s more on what a solar prominence is and does, if you want to read about it!