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Mysteries of the Sun

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Bad idea. Iron kills the sun. It's the reason massive star dies, when the element starts fusing into iron, that's it. Iron absorb energy which basically saps the nuclear power of the star's core and stops the convection pressure, allowing gravity to win over and collapse the star.
 

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#52
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.
also the gravity the sun can produce would suck our little probes in and never let go.
 
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Bad idea. Iron kills the sun. It's the reason massive star dies, when the element starts fusing into iron, that's it. Iron absorb energy which basically saps the nuclear power of the star's core and stops the convection pressure, allowing gravity to win over and collapse the star.
From what I understand, the fusion reaction fueling the sun converts the (H) and (He) atoms into iron and other heavy elements, which slowly sink to the core and increase the mass of the sun. Once it reaches critical mass and goes into gravitational collapse, it turns into a super nova.
 
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The image above, seen in EUV, shows a brief snapshot of the event with the column of solar plasma stretching nearly as far as the distance between Earth and the Moon.
 
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Did you guys see this awesome animated gif ??? (found @ TPU's generalnonsense )
First time seeing it i was like wooow

 
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Magnetic forces pulled back and forth a long arch of plasma (known as a “prominence”) during the week of July 10-16, 2014.
 
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Wow Uranus is pretty big and this makes me want to play Mass Effect.
 
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A very long filament hung across the sun's surface for over a week from July 31 to Aug. 6.

Filaments consist of clouds of cooler gas raised above the sun's surface by magnetic forces. Normally they exhibit a great deal of instability and break apart in days or even hours.
 
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On Sept. 10, 2014, the Sun unleashed a massive X1.6-class solar flare aimed directly at Earth. Take a look at amazing photos of the solar storm















Sunspot AR2158