Stitching Up The Wound

Stitching Up The Wound

. A time sequence of three radio images show an eruptive prominence above the solar disk at the north-east (top left) during a 1.5 hour period. A negative soft X-ray image shows an arcade of loops formed by magnetic reconnection at a slightly later time, as if the Sun was stitching itself back together after the eruption. The radio images are from the Nobeyama Radioheliograph, while the X-ray image was obtained with the Soft X-ray Telescope (SXT) on the Yohkoh satellite. (Courtesy of Shinzo Enome, Nobeyama Radio Observatory.)

Copyright 2010, Professor Kenneth R. Lang, Tufts University