A term identifying cloud-like features in the solar atmosphere. The features appear as bright structures in the CORONA above the solar LIMB and as dark FILAMENTs when seen projected against the solar DISK.
A cloud, or plume, of hot, luminous gas in the Sun's corona. It appears bright when seen against the cool blackness of space. When they are in silhouette against the disc they are known as filaments. They are mainly composed of hydrogen, helium and calcium.
- the state of being prominent: widely known or eminent
- relative importance
- something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from a form
(prom´ĭ-nәns) a protrusion or projection.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001
- the state of being prominent: widely known or eminent 2. [n] - relative importanceFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=prominence
• (n.) Alt. of ProminencyFound on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/prominence/
relative importanceFound on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=prominence
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Bright cloud of gas projecting from the Sun into space 100,000 km/60,000 mi or more. Quiescent prominences last for months, and are held in place by magnetic fields in the Sun's corona. Surge prominences shoot gas into space at speeds of 1,000 kps/600 mps. Loop prominences are gases fall...Found on http://www.talktalk.co.uk/reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0010375.html
A massive eruption of gas streaming off the surface of the sun towards the corona.Found on http://planetfacts.org/space-terms/
A strand of relatively cool (about 10,000 K) gas in the solar corona seen as a bright structure above the Sun's limb against the blackness of space. When the same feature is seen dark in projection against the solar disk it is called a filament. Prominences come in two broad classes: active and quie...Found on http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/P/prominence.html
An eruption of hot gases above the photosphere of the Sun . Prominences are most easily visible close to the limb of the Sun, but some are also visible as bright streamers on the photosphere.
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An explosion of hot gas that erupts from the Sun's surface. Solar prominences are usually associated with sunspot activity and can cause interference with communications on Earth due to their electromagnetic effects on the atmosphere.Found on http://www.seasky.org/astronomy/astronomy-glossary.html
In anatomy, tissues or parts that project beyond a surface. ... Synonym: prominentia. ... Origin: L. Prominentia ... (05 Mar 2000) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
Type: Term Pronunciation: prom′i-nents Definitions: 1. anatomy tissues or parts that project beyond a surface. Synonyms: prominentiaFound on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=72697
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