25 November 2015 - Mission Day: 7299 - DOY: 329

Scientists with the instrument were surprised to discover that the Sun has tall gyrating storms far larger and faster than tornadoes on the Earth. So far they have detected a dozen such events. They occur most frequently near the north and south poles of the Sun and are almost as wide as the Earth. Steady wind speeds of 50,000 km/h and gusts ten times faster occur in the solar tornadoes.



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