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How the Sun’s magnetic forces arrange gas particles

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Solar prominences hover above the visible solar disk like giant clouds, held there by a supporting framework of magnetic forces, originating from layers deep within the Sun. The magnetic lines of force are moved by ever-present gas currents — and when the supporting framework moves, so does the prominence cloud. A research team has observed how magnetic forces lifted a prominence by 25,000 kilometers — about two Earth diameters — within ten minutes.

Source: ScienceDaily.com