SOHO captures images of CMEs erupting from sun

Last Updated: Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 00:17

Washington: ESA/NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory ( SOHO) has captured images of a coronal mass ejection or CME erupting away from the sun on Tuesday.

The sun is obscured to make the dimmer solar atmosphere more visible.
The bright object in the top right of the first image is Venus.

A giant cloud of solar material called a coronal mass ejection escapes the sun in the second image, from the ESA/ NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory.
Scientists use this kind of picture, called a coronagraph, in which the sun is obscured, to better see the sun`s atmosphere, the corona.


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First Published: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 12:58

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