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Of the many fascinating phenomena associated with the Sun, solar prominences rate amongst the most spectacular of the observed features. These relatively cool and dense ribbons of plasma are anchored to the Sun’s surface in the photosphere and extend outwards into the Sun’s corona. From their structures and pattern of motion of material, several different types of prominences can be identified: a quiescent prominence may evolve into an active or eruptive prominence and merge into space with violent velocities. This particular prominence rose high into the corona for about 3 hours on December 31, 2012. 
Credit: NASA/SDO

spaceplasma:

Of the many fascinating phenomena associated with the Sun, solar prominences rate amongst the most spectacular of the observed features. These relatively cool and dense ribbons of plasma are anchored to the Sun’s surface in the photosphere and extend outwards into the Sun’s corona. From their structures and pattern of motion of material, several different types of prominences can be identified: a quiescent prominence may evolve into an active or eruptive prominence and merge into space with violent velocities. This particular prominence rose high into the corona for about 3 hours on December 31, 2012. 

Credit: NASA/SDO