A multi-layered view of solar spicules: (from top to bottom) observations of the corona from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), followed by images from NJIT's Big Bear Solar Observatory of the chromosphere, the photosphere and associated magnetic fields. The background is an image of the full solar disk from the NASA satellite.
T. Samanta, H. Tian, V. Yurchyshyn, H. Peter, W. Cao, A. Sterling, R. Erdélyi, K. Ahn, S. Feng, D. Utz, D. Banerjee, Y. Chen.)