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14.2: Surface Features of the Sun

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solar flare A violent explosion on the Sun’s surface.
solar prominence Plasma loop flowing between sunspots.
sunspot Cool, dark area on the Sun’s surface that have lower temperatures than surrounding areas; sunspots usually occur in pairs and come and go on an 11-year cycle.

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