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NASA: NASA’s latest view of the Sun

On August 31, 2012 a long prominence/filament of solar material erupted out into space at 4:36 p.m. EDT. Credit: NASA

On August 31, 2012 a long prominence/filament of solar material erupted out into space at 4:36 p.m. EDT. Credit: NASA

IRIS is a NASA Small Explorer Mission to observe how solar material moves in a dynamic million-degree atmosphere that drives the solar wind around the Sun’s atmosphere. It joins a fleet of spacecraft currently studying the Sun.

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