SOHO sunspots reveal .... images & movies
SOHO's MDI reveals the maelstrom beneath the sunspot (colour)
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SOHO's MDI reveals the maelstrom beneath the sunspot (black & white)
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Above and below a sunspot (3-D animation)
Animated sequence zooming in on a large sunspot on the Sun's surface and then peering into the region below the sunspot. Cool gas (blue) overlies hot gas (red-orange). Also illustrated are pockets of cool gas which have sunk into the interior.
Gas flows beneath a sunspot (3-D animation)
Part 1: Vertical view of a stable large spot with nearby variable small spots. Part 2: Cross-section showing cool gas (blue) overlying hot gas (red). Part 3: Inward and downward gas flows near the surface sustain the large spot and force the rising hot gas sideways.
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