NASA study reveals origins of plasma spicules on sun's surface – Daily Mail



Scientists have uncovered the elusive origin of ‘wild jets’ known to burst from the sun’s surface, often reaching lengths of 6,000 miles before collapsing. Known as spicules, these jets of solar material form by the millions at any given time, and erupt as fast as 60 miles per second, according to NASA. A computer simulation has modeled the phenomenon in unprecedented detail, revealing how neutral particles are key in their formation, providing enough buoyancy to carry ‘gnarled knots’ of magnetic energy up through the sun’s plasma.

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