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Watch: Can It Rain on the Sun?

The answer may just surprise you

Showers were in the forecast for the sun recently, but not the kind we have here on Earth. This video, taken with the Solar Optical Telescope (SOT) aboard the Hinode satellite, shows plasma at roughly 14,000–36,000 degrees F shooting out from the surface of the sun. As it cools, the plasma is pulled back toward the sun by gravity in a phenomenon known as "Coronal Rain."

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mchclc2

LMFAO. guys this is just a stupid news post… Everyone knows their are explosions on the sun… These are just explosions slowed down and put into AOL news to create a commotion.

January 29 2013 at 8:52 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
seli2012

its lovely...God is great.

January 29 2013 at 7:17 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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jstactzn

Yes He is! Awesome!!!!!

January 29 2013 at 8:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
MARTHA VEGA

wow! Who would have thought to see any kind of liquid up on the sun!

January 29 2013 at 7:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
yurislovakov

SuperPhoto!!

January 29 2013 at 1:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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