Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Monstrous Solar Eruption captured

NASA/Goddard/SDO AIA Team

Sun eruptions are massive and deadly. Here is an amazing and awesome video of one such enormous eruption from sun surface as captured by NASA's Sun-orbiting Solar Dynamic Observatory spacecraft. The video was captured in UV light. The video is in fact a 90 minute shootout, a new frame every 24 seconds. NASA claims that the scale of the prominence is huge -- the entire Earth would easily fit under the flowing curtain of hot gas. NASA also predicts occurances of more such like prominences in coming years.

Source: NASA


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