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NOAA Photo Library Image - wea01030

While the Sun can look like the slightly spotted ball that Galileo saw, in soft x-rays it looks far more dynamic. Here can be seen coronal holes (dark) and mass ejections (light) concentrated at the middle latitudes.

Image ID: wea01030, NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Collection
Credit: Courtesy of Space Environment Center

Category: Weather Wonders/Space Weather/Sun/

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