The Sun Is Vomiting Iron

A series of solar eclipses - on 2006, 2008 and 2009 - have allowed scientists to take these beautiful images of the Sun's corona, the first ones in history that show a phenomenon called the Iron Line.

The Iron Line is made of highly ionised iron, called Fe XI 789.2 nm. The iron spewing reaches an extremely far distance - an amazing three times the solar radii - and has regions in which there are more irons than in others. [NASA]

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