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Solar plasma loops and Earth to scale. Extreme ultraviolet (UV) satellite image of the Sun, showing cascading loops of plasma following a solar flare eruption on 19th July 2012. These loop structures are made of superheated plasma, just one of which is the size of several Earths. Imaged by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO).
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