An image of one of a dozen such tornadoes found by SOHO. The lighter right-hand side is material that is moving towards SOHO. The darker left-hand side is material that is moving away from SOHO (the doppler effect).
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Tornadoes on the Sun!
News story originally written on May 1, 1998
There are so many exciting things happening in space these days! One new discovery is that there are storms on the Sun very similar to our own tornadoes
! This discovery was made the spacecraft SOHO
SOHO has spotted 12 of these storms. Just one storm is as big as the planet Earth!
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