Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Global Eruption Rocks the Sun

"Locations of key events are labeled in this extreme ultraviolet image of the sun, obtained by the Solar Dynamics Observatory during the Great Eruption of August 1st. White lines trace the sun's magnetic field."
Credit: K Schrijver & A. Title.



"The August 1st event really opened our eyes," says Karel Schrijver of Lockheed Martin's Solar and Astrophysics Lab in Palo Alto, CA. "We see that solar storms can be global events, playing out on scales we scarcely imagined before..."Author: Dr. Tony Phillips 

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