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Scientists have discovered a new phenomenon on the sun: towering waves that race across its face tsunami-style.
The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory provided a tantalising glimpse of a solar wave about 12 years ago, but it took the three-dimensional view from NASA's STEREO solar probes to nail it.
"It came as a surprise to us when we started seeing these waves expanding," says Joseph Gurman, a solar physicist with NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center .
The waves rise quickly from a central point and spread out in a circular pattern millions of kilometres in circumference (Source: