Previous Entry Share Next Entry
The Sun lets loose a HUGE explosion | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine
crismerino

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

Source:
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2011/06/07/the-sun-lets-loose-a-huge-explosion/


You are viewing crismerino