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Giant solar tornadoes put researchers in a spin

Liverpool UK (SPX) Apr 09, 2018

Despite their appearance solar tornadoes are not rotating after all, according to a European team of scientists. A new analysis of these gigantic structures, each one several times the size of the Earth, indicates that they may have been misnamed because scientists have so far only been able to observe them using 2-dimensional images.

Dr Nicolas Labrosse will present the work, carried out