Wednesday, 8 June 2011

The Sun lets loose a HUGE explosion Bad Astronomy Discover Magazine

Astronomy | "Early this morning, the Sun erupted with an explosion [that] can only [be described] as ginormous.

Were in no danger from it, but the size and scope of this thing are simply spectacular. [...] What [this video shows] is a solar flare (an enormous explosion of pent-up magnetic energy) coupled with a prominence (a physical eruption of gas from the surface). This event blasted something like a billion tons of material away from the S


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