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flux rope

(rope-shaped structure in magnetic fields associated with coronal mass ejections)

A flux rope is a rope-shaped configuration of magnetic flux topology associated with some coronal mass ejections. It consists of flux lines twisted around a central tube-shaped space. Flux ropes can also occur in the Earth's magnetic field.


(MHD,Sun,magnetism,corona)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flux_tube
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Coronal_Mass_Ejections
http://lasp.colorado.edu/~cranmer/ASTR_7500_2017/LecNotes/lec05_2017_02_01.pdf
http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_2451.html#.UsoInijFVsQ

Referenced by pages:
Sun surface features

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