An active region blew out a flare (bright flash) and a dark rush of plasma spewing above the Sun (Apr. 4, 2014). Then the semi-transparent plasma seemed to turn and shift in planes. Some of the particles went roaring into space, while at least some of them were seen falling back into the Sun. The video, shown in two wavelengths of extreme ultraviolet light, covers 4 hours of activity. Credit: Solar Dynamics Observatory/NASA.
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