The Most Amazing Space Photos This Week!

Bands of bright solar plasma, or streams of charged particles, stretch between magnetically active regions on the sun’s surface in this image captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. The Earth-orbiting spacecraft, which has been watching the sun since 2010, carries a piece of equipment called the Extreme Ultraviolet Variability Experiment to measure strong ultraviolet emissions, allowing it to get clear views of the sun’s super-hot corona. Read more . . 

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