Pic of the Week: Solar Plasma Jet

Image (Credit): The Sun’s coronal mass ejection. (Andrew McCarthy/@cosmic_background)

This week’s image is from LiveScience’s 10 most jaw-dropping space images of 2022.” It is described as a “false-color composite image of a coronal mass ejection measuring around 1 million miles firing away from the sun.” The image, attributed to photographer Andrew McCarthy, was created from hundreds of thousands of individual shots taken over six hours.