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Thursday December 4th 2014

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Map of Magnetic Field Lines of the Sun

Map of Magnetic Field Lines of the Sun

Source: Universe Today: "The Solar Dynamic Observatory shows this new image of the Sun's magnetic field lines. This map is from data taken on August 20, 2010 by the Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager instrument (HMI). White lines show fields that are closed, not releasing solar wind, and gold lines show open fields, letting solar wind escape. [...]