Tuesday, April 12, 2011

When the Sun Comes Out


Ignoring the fact that Houston was com.plete.ly dissed to receive one of the space shuttles today, I thought we’d celebrate another anniversary (the 50th of manned space flight and the 30th of the shuttle program) with a new header and some fascinating shots of the heart of our solar system— the sun!



“A cloud of ionized gas floats over the surface of the sun. […] Using a filter that only records a narrow wavelength of light emitted by hydrogen. [Alan] Friedman captured the sun’s texture and eruption.” (via io9.com)




The TRACE satellite takes a close-up image of a magnetic active region at the limb of the Sun - the bright arches are due to the Sun's strong magnetic field channelling the hot, million degree ionised gases. (via ScienceDaily)




February 7, 2011 (via NASA)- The Sun unleashing one of its most powerful explosions, and X-class flare




Jimmy Dean, unleashing some serious sausage and eggs


Artist: Barbra Streisand/ Album: The Second Barbra Streisand Album

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