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Solar Excitement

SOHO image of an immense solar prominence, taken July 1, 2002

The sun has been very active lately: a major solar flare burst from the sun earlier this morning, just two days after a particularly large solar prominence was observed. The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) got a spectacular picture of the latter event.

Flare information and SOHO picture found at SpaceWeather.com, after I heard of the news on the Stellarvue mailing list.

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