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The boiling, erupting Sun
Discover ^ | October 29, 2010 | Phil Plait, Alan Friedman

Posted on 10/30/2010 7:58:56 AM PDT by Talisker



TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Astronomy; Astronomy Picture of the Day
KEYWORDS: astronomy; catastrophism; sun
This is the most incredible photo of the sun I've ever seen. In fact, it's one of the most incredible photos I've ever seen, period!
1 posted on 10/30/2010 7:59:00 AM PDT by Talisker
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To: Talisker

WoW. That Is Amazing.


2 posted on 10/30/2010 8:01:41 AM PDT by steelyourfaith (ObamaCare Death Panels: a Final Solution to the looming Social Security crisis ?)
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To: Talisker

whats most amazing to me is how perfectly round it is, not lumpy at all


3 posted on 10/30/2010 8:05:22 AM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: Talisker

Cool!


4 posted on 10/30/2010 8:06:13 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Compact Theory)
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To: Talisker

This was taken with a solar telescope. If you have the extra cash around, they do sell personal ones that are semi-affordable and would make fascinating tools for kids.


5 posted on 10/30/2010 8:22:05 AM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: Talisker

I’d love to see images like that during a solar maximum.


6 posted on 10/30/2010 8:23:06 AM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: Little Pig

I think it’s just a close up of a ball of yarn.


7 posted on 10/30/2010 8:25:44 AM PDT by ExtremeUnction
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To: Talisker

Not very many spots.....


8 posted on 10/30/2010 8:30:56 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: Talisker

It looks like an egg waiting to be fertilized. Where’s a good comet when you need one...?


9 posted on 10/30/2010 8:32:00 AM PDT by freebilly (No wonder the left has a boner for Obama. There's CIALIS in soCIALISt....)
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To: Talisker; SunkenCiv
sunhuman egg

Just sayin'.

10 posted on 10/30/2010 8:37:28 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: freebilly

GMTA


11 posted on 10/30/2010 8:38:12 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Talisker

That’s just a close-up of a Nerf ball with dust and hairs on it....


12 posted on 10/30/2010 8:40:45 AM PDT by mikrofon (Cool pic!)
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To: onedoug

ping


13 posted on 10/30/2010 8:44:29 AM PDT by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: martin_fierro

Ain’t it the truth...!


14 posted on 10/30/2010 9:22:19 AM PDT by freebilly (No wonder the left has a boner for Obama. There's CIALIS in soCIALISt....)
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To: BenLurkin
Yeah...vey few sunspots...see the daily sunspot pic at: http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/sunspots/

there is only one.

last time there were few sunspots was a 400 year long mini ice age...from 1350 to 1750

Enjoy the cold....

15 posted on 10/30/2010 9:45:38 AM PDT by spokeshave (Islamics and Democrats unite to cut off Adam Smith's invisible hand)
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To: stylecouncilor

Most G2V stars, like our Sun, occur in binary or trinary systems throughout the Milky Way galaxy. A solitary star like ours is a gift from God.


16 posted on 10/30/2010 10:02:03 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Talisker

Amazing.......


17 posted on 10/30/2010 10:04:43 AM PDT by Gator113 (Beauty will devour the Beast in 2012. Kill "Obamamosque"@ Ground Zero)
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To: Talisker

This is my new desktop background. Simply amazing.


18 posted on 10/30/2010 11:35:57 AM PDT by Paradox (Democrats new Motto: Vini, Vidi, Lewinski!)
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To: SunkenCiv

Sol food ping.


19 posted on 10/30/2010 3:32:39 PM PDT by decimon
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To: martin_fierro; decimon; Fred Nerks; Swordmaker; wendy1946; 75thOVI; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; ..
Thanks martin_fierro & decimon. Bandwidth warning, that's a big pic in the topmost message of this topic.
 
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20 posted on 10/31/2010 4:31:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: martin_fierro; Talisker; SunkenCiv

Looks like we had a case of the zactlees, Martin. I thought it looked just like a fertilized human egg, too.


21 posted on 10/31/2010 6:40:21 PM PDT by bigheadfred (wogga la hooga)
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To: Talisker

Dittos. Simply amazing. I am in awe.


22 posted on 10/31/2010 7:23:28 PM PDT by LiberConservative ("This is not an election on November 2. This is a restraining order." -PJ O'Rourke)
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To: bigheadfred; martin_fierro

Then comets must be spermatazoa?


23 posted on 10/31/2010 7:27:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Culminating in this conversation.


24 posted on 10/31/2010 7:51:00 PM PDT by bigheadfred (wogga la hooga)
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To: SunkenCiv
Sneak attacks from the Sun

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New research indicates that one-third of solar eruptions may occur without warning.
By Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, Massachusetts Published: December 8, 2010

This image combines all of STEREO's wavelengths into one three-dimensional photograph.
Photo by NASA
Our Sun can be a menace when it sends out powerful solar blasts of radiation toward Earth. Astronomers keenly watch the Sun to learn more about what powers these solar eruptions in hopes of being able to predict them. New research shows that one-third of the Sun's blasts are sneak attacks that may occur without warning.

"If space weather forecasters rely on some of the traditional danger signs, they'll miss a significant fraction of solar eruptions," said Suli Ma from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

25 posted on 12/28/2010 6:24:21 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I think they all do. ;’) thanks Ernest!


26 posted on 12/28/2010 7:43:04 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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