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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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Large coronal hole near the sun's north pole

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (last year)

The European Space Agency/NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, or SOHO, captured this image of a gigantic coronal hole hovering over the sun's north pole on July 18, 2013, at 9:06 a.m. EDT. Coronal holes are dark, low density re... Read Post

Square 'Hole' Spotted in Sun

Academics / General Science : Science & Health from Newser (6 months ago)

There's a big square "hole" in the sun this week, according to NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. The dark spot in the sun's outer atmosphere is a phenomenon known as a "coronal hole," a gap in the magnetic field where solar wind ru... Read Post

NASA Captures Massive Sun Blast

Academics / General Science : Science & Health from Newser (3 years ago)

A blast of super-heated plasma big enough to scorch dozens of Earths erupted from the sun yesterday, providing NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory with stunning images. The coronal mass ejection, which followed a solar flare, was not ... Read Post


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