plume
  • noun a tall cloud of smoke or gas escaping from a factory chimney
  • noun a tall cloud of smoke or gas escaping from a volcano
  • noun a cloud of powdered snow blowing from a mountain crest
  • noun a large feather
  • Spiky plasma column seen near the Sun’s pole at periods of high solar activity, also known as polar plumes. The plumes’ shape is probably controlled by the Sun’s magnetic field.

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