Tornadoes on the Sun

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This video from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows plasma spinning around on the surface of the sun, looking a lot like what we'd call tornadoes. Except these whirls are as large as our entire planet and move with gusts up to 300,000 miles per hour! The action was recorded on February 7-8. Read more about it at NPR. Link -via Metafilter

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