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Important notice about STEREO Behind

Twist and Shoot Clip

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Over a period of almost two days (May 9-10, 2008) numerous prominences and extensions danced above the Sun's edge as seen in the extreme UV wavelength by the STEREO (behind) spacecraft. Some of these broke away from the Sun and others were forced by magnetic forces back into the Sun. But near the clip's end a narrow burst of material can be seen shooting out of an active region near the Sun's edge. Scientists describe it as a small coronal mass ejection.


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