Boiling Point

The picture above  of the Sun was taken by Alan Friedman.  He captured this image using a 90mm telescope and a filter that only allows a narrow wavelength of light emitted by hydrogen through which tracks the activity of gas on the Sun’s surface.

Note the detached prominence on the top left of the picture. This is material ejected from  an erupting sunspot.  The mass of material ejected in a prominence can equal 10 billion tons.

To see this article and photo in its original format, check out: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2011/03/08/seriously-jaw-dropping-picture-of-the-sun/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+BadAstronomyBlog+(Bad+Astronomy

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s