Incredible Close-Up Views of Sun Reveal Unobserved “Sparkles”

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July 2 2013 5:49 PM

Incredible Close-Up Views of Sun Reveal Unobserved “Sparkles” (VIDEO)

The images revealed previously unobserved “sparkles," brief bursts of massive amounts of energy that appear along the sun’s magnetic field lines.

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