Thursday, September 06, 2012

The Coolest Universe, Anywhere

On August 31, 2012 a long filament of solar material that had been hovering in the sun's atmosphere, the corona, erupted out into space at 4:36 p.m. EDT. The coronal mass ejection, or CME, traveled away from the sun at over 900 miles per second. This movie shows the ejection from a variety of viewpoints as captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), NASA's Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO), and the joint ESA/NASA Solar Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO).
A really great video presentation. We live in the coolest universe, anywhere.

1 comment:

Bluesborn said...

Amazing video.Imagine this nuclear furnace: so massive and intensely powerful that we must avert our eyes and not look directly at an object that is 93 MILLION miles away.