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Solar Splashdown

20 Jun 2013, 18:11 UTC
Solar Splashdown

June 20, 2013: On June 7, 2011, our Sun erupted, blasting tons of hot plasma into space. Some of that plasma splashed back down onto the Sun's surface, sparking bright flashes of ultraviolet light. This dramatic event may provide new insights into how young stars grow by sucking up nearby gas.

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