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Looks like the Sun is in its teens again

I’ve been posting sporadically on how sunspots are starting to come back to the Sun, and I’m glad to see a new group sprouted up recently… and it’s a monster: These images are from SOHO, the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory. The orange one is in visible light, and the sunspots are pretty obvious. The green one [...]
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Wired Science Space Photo of the Day: The Sun’s Inner Atmosphere

Academics / General Science : Wired Science (2 years ago)

This combined image from Nov. 8-9, 2012, shows the sun's innermost atmosphere as seen by the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) inside a larger image provided by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO). A coronal mass ejection c... Read Post

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Genres / Sci Fi : io9 (5 years ago)

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Academics / General Science : Science Daily (6 years ago)

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