astronomicalwonders: “Solar Eruptions - A Coronal Mass Ejection The swirling inner layers of our sun cause charged particles to generate magnetic fields. As charges accumulate on the surface, magnetic.
Sun Unleashes Major Solar Flare of 2014 A massive solar flare erupted from the sun on Tuesday (Jan. rising up from what appears to be one of the largest sunspot groups seen on the star’s surface in a decade, NASA officials say.
On August 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 Suns surface, but this one exploded, blasting hun
Solar physicist Richard Harrison says he has never seen the sun this quiet in more than 30 years of studying it. “If you want to go back to see when the Sun was this inactive… you’ve got to go back about 100 years,” he says.
Solar Eruptions - A Coronal Mass Ejection - This particular Mass Ejection is traveling at over 900 miles per second and has an energy level equivalent to megatons of TNT: NASA/Solar Dynamics Observatory/Goddard Spaceflight Center
A burst of solar material leaps from the sun in a prominence eruption. This image combines three images from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured on May 2013 just as an M-class solar flare from the same region was subsiding.
Combined visible and infra-red light images of star forming region Sharpless This nebula is located about light-years away in the direction of the constellation Cygnus. It formed less years ago, making this one of the youngest star-forming regions known.