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Photo: NASA GSFC/Michael Benson/Kinetikon Pictures
The Solar Dynamics Observatory was launched in 2010 as part of NASA’s Living With a Star Program. The observatory is studying our sun’s magnetic field and the solar activity (such as flares and coronal mass ejections) that can interfere with electrical and telecommunication networks on Earth. This image shows the solar corona and magnetic loops during an eclipse of the sun by the Earth.
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