From bright flare ribbons to coronal rain

Posted by on April 19, 2016 5:01 pm
Categories: Science

Scientists at NJIT’s Big Bear Solar Observatory have captured unprecedented images of a recent solar flare, including bright flare ribbons seen crossing a sunspot followed by ‘coronal rain,’ plasma that condenses in the cooling phase shortly after the flare, showering the visible surface of the sun where it lands in brilliant explosions.

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