Friday, October 19, 2007

The Sun Is The Same In A Relative Way

Here's some nifty video for you all, found initially via Fark, but since discovered on YouTube after some digging. OK, so maybe not digging so much as it was a one-shot YT search using Firefox's most awesome search box, but still.

This is our sun, known officially as Sol, as it looked to the SOHO spacecraft's UV camera. It shows one full rotation of our mighty star, which takes about 25 days to complete. You can clearly see different regions of temperature and light emission, as well as a couple of really nifty surface explosions that eject solar stuff into the space around it. Pretty damned wicked if you ask me. Original article here...

And you all thought science was boring. Here's A Link to the original MPEG file, just in case you'd like to see it...

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