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Solar Flare taken from the Solar Dynamics Observatory

What does the Sun look like up close?

Sun, Earth, Universe is an engaging and interactive museum exhibition about Earth and space science for family audiences.

Follow a sunspot over two weeks with images taken by the Solar Dynamics Observatory and see how activity on the surface of the Sun is connected to Earth.

An eruption on the Sun produces a dazzling magnetic display known as coronal rain. Hot plasma cools as it flows along the magnetic field loops and falls back to the surface

Sun, Earth, Universe Questions

Video and Image credits:
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/SDO
Descriptive text adapted from NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio