A 2.8-million-degree tornado swirled up from the sun from September 1–3, 2015, lasting a total of 40 hours. These masses of plasma spin up to 600 times as fast as tornado winds on Earth. Multiple have been recorded by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which studies the solar magnetic field and the sun's staggering space weather.
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Written by Curiosity Staff September 29, 2015
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