PIA22680: New Active Region Grows Up
 Target Name:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  SDO
 Instrument:  Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
 Product Size:  1780 x 1750 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  SDO
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA22680.tif (6.915 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA22680.jpg (212.3 kB)

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Over the course of just one day a tiny active region grew to became almost as large as its many-days-old neighbor (Aug. 23-24, 2018). Active regions, which are areas of intense magnetism, appear brighter in wavelengths of extreme ultraviolet light and are often the source of solar storms.


SDO is managed by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington. Its Atmosphere Imaging Assembly was built by the Lockheed Martin Solar Astrophysics Laboratory (LMSAL), Palo Alto, California.

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NASA/GSFC/Solar Dynamics Observatory

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