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Solar Flares--Solar Prominences
This image of a solar prominence was captured in extreme ultraviolet light on December 31, 2012. The prominence is ionized gas--charged particles, with electrons stripped from atoms, which move due to forces from magnetic fields.
To learn more about solar prominences, visit Solar Flares--Solar Prominences.
To see a different solar prominence, with an image of Earth added to show the scale, click here.
Sol Station: Sol
To understand the source of the sun's energy, visit The Sun's Structure and Nuclear Fusion. For much more detail, see Sol Station: Sol.