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The Extreme Ultraviolet Corona

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A SOHO/EIT image of the corona in extreme ultraviolet at a temperature of 1-2 million degrees. The large loops arch over magnetic active regions. The extreme ultraviolet image enables us to see tight, loop-like magnetic fields that extend above the Sun's surface around which charged particles are spinning.

Courtesy of SOHO/EIT consortium. SOHO is a project of international cooperation between ESA and NASA




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