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Image of the Day: Colossal Coronal Hole Blasting Solar Winds Toward Earth

The image takeny by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, shows a large triangular hole in the Sun's corona on March 13 shows an enormous triangular hole in the Sun’s corona allowing more charged solar particles to stream out into the Solar...
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