prominence

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The space agency noted that prominences vary in size.
Kayalar, "Screw prominences related to palmar locking plating of distal radius," Journal of Hand Surgery: European Volume, vol.
Evolution of solar activity is also visible on the solar limb in the form of plasma structures known as prominences that hover, quiver, and occasionally erupt into space.
Hildner, "The formation of solar quiescent prominences by condensation," Solar Physics, vol.
16 observers reported a prominence MDF of 4.78 for August.
Prominences are-relatively-cold gaseous features, with temperatures around 5,000 degrees Celsius compared to the surrounding the hot solar atmosphere of about 1-2 million degrees.
Amazing video shot on Monday by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows a gigantic solar prominence erupting on the Sun.
There's no comparison in grandeur between such pip-squeak arcs and the mighty solar prominences that Bellan is trying to replicate.
Solar prominences are caused by the same magnetic forces that can lead to solar flares and CMEs, although how the phenomenon is formed remains unknown, according to (http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/spaceweather/index.html#q1) NASA.
Prominences can last anywhere from minutes to months and can change appearance rapidly, depending on the stability of the magnetic fields holding them aloft.
Solar prominences, which often appear as thick ribbons of gas swirling high above the sun's surface, do more than make a pretty picture.
April 1 produced a series of spike prominences on the NE limb one of which reached an approximate height of 102,000km.