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Sometimes it Rains on the Sun

30 Jun 2020, 19:11 UTC
Sometimes it Rains on the Sun NASA/SDO

The Sun is awesome. I mean, never mind that it contains 99% of all the mass in the Solar System, that it supplies our planet with the energy needed to sustain life, that its constantly-blowing solar wind helps keep some of those nasty cosmic particles out of the planetary neighborhood, and that it makes a bright sunshiny day on Earth possible (but remember to wear sunscreen!) In addition to all that, it’s also just really, really cool. In the hot sense, of course.

But even on the Sun a little rain must fall…just not like it does here.

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