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Solar probe untangles riddle of flux ropes

Paul Sutherland News Editor   02 February, 2013 12:02

Sen— A NASA space telescope has finally confirmed to solar scientists the processes that produce massive explosions on the Sun. A flare on 18 July, 2012, allowed the Solar Dynamics Observatory to watch the development of a sequence of events that led to a classic eruption termed a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME).