Here's something you've probably never seen before. For a 30 hour spell - on February 7 and 8, 2012 - NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured plasma caught in a magnetic dance across the Sun's surface. The results closely resemble extreme tornadic activity on Earth. A solar physicist at NASA said the tornado might be as large as the Earth itself and have gusts up to 300,000 miles per hour.
A new video from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows huge blasts of plasma, called solar prominences, curling around the sun's tumultuous magnetic field. The remarkable activity was captured Nov. 14-15 using a wavelength of extr... Read Post
I've seen many sun flares, but I've never seen anything like this video showing several dark plasma tornadoes on the surface of the Sun, captured by the Solar Dynamics Observatory. It's simply mesmerizing and bloody amazing. More » Read Post