joi, 10 februarie 2011


- And it's leaking plasma into space...
This rather dramatic photograph of the sun was taken on Feb. 1 by the Japanese-led Hinode (pronounced hi-node-ay) solar mission currently orbiting the Earth. The 5-year old spacecraft can see the sun in extreme ultraviolet (EUV) and X-ray wavelengths, so it is especially adept at seeing multi-million degree solar plasma. Full story:

* Immense Plasma Blast Erupts From Sun... Solar flares could paralyse Britain's power and communications, Liam Fox says...Discovery ( Aug 25, 2010): IS THE SUN EMITTING A MYSTERY PARTICLE?... LiveScience(29 July 2010): Antarctica Experiment Discovers Puzzling Space Ray Pattern... National Geographic (November 19, 2008): "High-energy electrons captured over Antarctica could reveal the presence of a nearby but MYSTERIOUS ASTROPHYSICAL OBJECT that's bombarding Earth with cosmic rays, researchers say"...Scientists baffled by unusual upper atmosphere shrinkage... Scientists: solar activity could hit London 2012 Olympic Games... Dr. Michio Kaku Warns of 2012 Solar Storm... NASA: Sun's Nemesis Pelted Earth with Comets, Study Suggests...'Blocked' jetstream to blame for freak weather in Russia and Pakistan, say scientists... Sun storm to hit with 'force of 100m bombs':