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Solar burst: Spectacular NASA footage captures sun’s ‘magnetic dance’

US space agency NASA has released a video of solar material bursting out from the sun in a ‘dance’ captured in new footage.

The sun is made up of plasma, which is a gas where negative electrons move freely around the positive ions. They form a powerful mix of charged particles, according to the space agency.

When there is a burst of plasma out of the surface, it is withdrawn back into the active region, forming a “dance commanded by complex magnetic forces above the sun.”


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