Solar prominences

A solar prominence (NASA/ISO/AIA)
Solar prominences are immense ejections of plasma, often in the shape of a loop, extending outward from the sun's surface.
Prominences can extend several hundred thousand km above the sun. For comparison, the diameter of the earth is about 12,750 km.
Prominence last for a few days to a few months.
Not surprisingly, the plasma flow in solar prominences is turbulent. E. Leonardis, and others, have found multifractal scalings in the intensity fluctuations of some prominences

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