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“ The Sharpest View of The Sun Here is one of the sharper views of the Sun ever taken. This stunning image shows remarkable details of a dark sunspot across the image bottom and numerous boiling granules which appear like kernels of corn across the.

On August 31, 2012 the Sun threw a major tantrum. It started with a vast arc of material towering over its surface, a stream of plasma flowing between two sunspots. Sometimes these collapse back down to the Sun’s surface, but this one exploded, blasting hundreds of millions of tons of material out into space.    SDO captured this ridiculously awesome picture of the arc just before it erupted!

On August 31, 2012 the Sun threw a major tantrum. It started with a vast arc of material towering over its surface, a stream of plasma flowing between two sunspots. Sometimes these collapse back down to the Sun’s surface, but this one exploded, blasting hundreds of millions of tons of material out into space. SDO captured this ridiculously awesome picture of the arc just before it erupted!

Want to feel humble and completely insignificant? Stop for a moment and think, just think, how tiny Earth is in our Solar System, and it is but a dust mite in the Universe! ♥ Current solar system

Want to feel humble and completely insignificant? Stop for a moment and think, just think, how tiny Earth is in our Solar System, and it is but a dust mite in the Universe! ♥ Current solar system

Jupiter's Great Red Spot. The Great Red Spot is a great anti-cyclonic (high pressure) storm akin to a hurricane on Earth, but it is enormous (three Earths would fit within its boundaries) and it has persisted for at least the 400 years that humans have observed it through telescopes. Since it is anti-cyclonic in Jupiter's Southern hemisphere, the rotation is counterclockwise, with a period of about 6 days. (A hurricane in Earth's Southern hemisphere rotates clockwise.)

Jupiter's Great Red Spot. The Great Red Spot is a great anti-cyclonic (high pressure) storm akin to a hurricane on Earth, but it is enormous (three Earths would fit within its boundaries) and it has persisted for at least the 400 years that humans have observed it through telescopes. Since it is anti-cyclonic in Jupiter's Southern hemisphere, the rotation is counterclockwise, with a period of about 6 days. (A hurricane in Earth's Southern hemisphere rotates clockwise.)

Check out our 10 Facts About Mercury #Infographic!  http://astronomyisawesome.com/infographics/10-facts-about-mercury/  With #Mercury being the closest planet to the Sun, it’s very difficult to send spacecraft there to visit it, gather information and relay that back to us here on Earth. Nonetheless, we compiled all we know into this awesome infographic!

Check out our 10 Facts About Mercury #Infographic! http://astronomyisawesome.com/infographics/10-facts-about-mercury/ With #Mercury being the closest planet to the Sun, it’s very difficult to send spacecraft there to visit it, gather information and relay that back to us here on Earth. Nonetheless, we compiled all we know into this awesome infographic!

The clearest Image of a Sunspot ever taken. reminds me of a sunflower

LOOK: The Most Detailed Photo Of A Sunspot Ever Taken

The clearest Image of a Sunspot ever taken. reminds me of a sunflower

A cylindrical projection of Jupiter stitched together from photos taken by the Cassini spacecraft during its December 2000 flyby of the planet.

A cylindrical projection of Jupiter stitched together from photos taken by the Cassini spacecraft during its December 2000 flyby of the planet.

Never-before-seen detail of material streaming outward and away from sunspots.

The Sun as you've never seen it: Nasa reveals stunning footage from new satellite

Never-before-seen detail of material streaming outward and away from sunspots.

Sun Flare iPhone Wallpapers, iPhone 5(s/c)/4(s)/3G Wallpapers

Sun Flare iPhone Wallpapers, iPhone 5(s/c)/4(s)/3G Wallpapers

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope captured a photo of a distant galaxy that’s home to one of the most massive black holes astronomers have ever discovered.

Hubble telescope spots 'supermassive' black hole

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope captured a photo of a distant galaxy that’s home to one of the most massive black holes astronomers have ever discovered.

The sun: a solar flare - I used to think that only overzealous New Agers believed that sunspots and solar flares could affect the psyche. But if they can mess with power grids, GPS, satellites, and radio waves, then maybe, just maybe I was wrong... http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2012-06-23/news/bs-hs-space-weather-20120623_1_solar-flares-solar-weather-coronal-mass-ejections

Gallery: A magical mystery tour of the solar system

The sun: a solar flare - I used to think that only overzealous New Agers believed that sunspots and solar flares could affect the psyche. But if they can mess with power grids, GPS, satellites, and radio waves, then maybe, just maybe I was wrong... http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2012-06-23/news/bs-hs-space-weather-20120623_1_solar-flares-solar-weather-coronal-mass-ejections

Mass one-thousandth that of the Sun but is two and a half times the mass of all the other planets in our Solar System combined. #Jupiter is classified as a gas giant along with Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Together, these four planets are sometimes referred to as the Jovian or outer planets.

Mass one-thousandth that of the Sun but is two and a half times the mass of all the other planets in our Solar System combined. #Jupiter is classified as a gas giant along with Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Together, these four planets are sometimes referred to as the Jovian or outer planets.

Solar Minimum Approaches [VIDEO] | #Astronomy

Solar Minimum Approaches [VIDEO] | #Astronomy

GUYS I JUST SAW THE FREAKING INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION... I downloaded this app to identify stars and stuff and the ISS just happened to be in the sky less than 2 mins after downloading the app. Kinda freaking out.

GUYS I JUST SAW THE FREAKING INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION... I downloaded this app to identify stars and stuff and the ISS just happened to be in the sky less than 2 mins after downloading the app. Kinda freaking out.

Solar Flare Sparks Biggest Eruption Ever Seen on Sun. Image courtesy SDO/NASA

Solar Flare Sparks Biggest Eruption Ever Seen on Sun. Image courtesy SDO/NASA