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Mysteries of the Sun

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  1. Drone

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    AR1654 is a Monster Sunspot (aiming our way)

    That's a helluva sunspot

    Here's video of that magnetic monster:



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    http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/news/News011413-cme.html
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    Amazing video
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    Here’s your amazing oh-my-gosh-space-is-so-cool video of the day — a “canyon of fire” forming on the Sun after the liftoff and detachment of an enormous 200000 miles long filament. The rift that formed afterwards was well over a dozen Earths wide!



    That's so magnificent!
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    Somehow that music reminds me of the soundtrack of Tiberian Sun.

    Cool video for sure.
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    How come I can't edit my posts? Meh .. yknow youtube tags and blah

    Anywhoo new amazing video:

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    W1zzard fixed that in the FS/FT thread, but not here for probably legit reasons.
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    Multiwavelength Solar View
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    New video
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    The Sun, as seen by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory on the last day of 2013. This far-ultraviolet view shows magnetic activity on and above the surface of the nearest star to Earth.

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    Earth is closer to the Sun in the wintertime, how ironic
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    What you call winter time is summer time for the folks on the southern hemisphere, silly. :)
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    Sun unleashes X-flare (the most powerful kind of solar flare), on January 7. It’s this year’s first X-flare.

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    New video!




    Old sunspot pops a new flare plus a Lunar Transit :D Moon's appearance freaked me out lol!
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    The music perfectly fits the passing of the moon and the changes in "spectrum".
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    Breathtaking video showing four years of SDO (Solar Dynamics Observatory) in four minutes.
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    NASA released a fascinating video of solar flare filmed by IRIS



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    Mammoth Solar Flare Is The Biggest Of 2014 Yet (Feb. 24)

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    NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory saw the flare growing in at least six different wavelengths of light, which are visible in the image above. This is classified as an X4.9-class flare, which shows that it is pretty strong.
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    Too bad it's aimed off to the side, no northern lights.
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    It’s a collage of images of the sun taken at different wavelengths, from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO). The different wavelengths reveal the aspects of the sun’s surface and atmosphere in a way one wavelength alone never could.
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    Still wondering why NASA hasn't probed the sun. All it has to measure is the distance from the launching communication satelite and the pressure on its hull. It would be phenomenal if it penetrated far enough in before disintegrating to hit something solid.

    Dunno if you heard of this but it is supposed to launch in the next few years:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_Probe_Plus
    It doesn't send anything into the sun but it will be the closest satellite ever to orbit it.

    It is expected to reach speeds of 120 miles per second while in orbit. That's approximately three times faster than the current record holder Helios 2 at 43.63 miles per second.
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    The heat would kill the probe long before it could even touch the outter surface. It is about 10k Fahrenheit or 5600 Celsius. All metal, even titanium, melts long before that temperature.
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    It would probably have to have a tungsten core, carbon lattice layers on top of that, and a system to drive pressurized gas (liquefied carbon dioxide most likely) out the nose to create a low-friction thermal barrier between it and the gases (think submarine-launched-missiles).

    It would probably have to use Jupiter to gain velocity for impact with the sun.
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    The only visible star at daytime.... :p
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    Amazing new video showing twisters on the Sun!!!
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    Give the sun some iron for it to be a strong boy!

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