Friday, March 30, 2012

Raging Solar Tornado Five Times Wider Than Earth

For the first time, researchers have managed to catch a solar “tornado” — more scientifically known as solar prominences — on film. It is large enough to swallow a hundred Earths, according to National Geographic, and is one of many that could be influencing solar storms that send radiation toward Earth.

Watch the footage released at National Astronomy Meeting on Thursday:


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