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A long eruptive prominence - June 6, 2007

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A long eruptive prominence was seen as it broke away from the Sun on June 6, 2007. The image was taken by the EUVI instrument in the 304 Angstrom wavelength of extreme ultraviolet light. Generally unstable, solar prominences are cooler clouds of gases that are suspended above the Sun's surface by magnetic forces. They can last from days to weeks.


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