The eruption of a small-scale emerging flux rope as the driver of an M-class flare and of a coronal mass ejection

  title={The eruption of a small-scale emerging flux rope as the driver of an M-class flare and of a coronal mass ejection},
  author={X. L. Yan and C. W. Jiang and Zhike Xue and J. C. Wang and E. R. Priest and L. H. Yang and Defang Kong and Wenda Cao and Haisheng Ji},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
Solar flares and coronal mass ejections are the most powerful explosions in the Sun. They are major sources of potentially destructive space weather conditions. However, the possible causes of their initiation remain controversial. Using high-resolution data observed by the New Solar Telescope of Big Bear Solar Observaotry, supplemented by Solar Dynamics Observatory observations, we present unusual observations of a small-scale emerging flux rope near a large sunspot, whose eruption produced an… 

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