The mind-blowing image of the sun blowing its top

It looks so beautiful, so calm,  so intriguing – and yet it is a photograph of something so violent and explosive. Astronomical photographer Alan Friedman captured this image of “Sun Spots” – massive eruptions taking place on the Sun’s surface.

Full story: Discover Magazine

To see this photo in its full size and definition (you really ought to!):


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Posted on March 8, 2011, in Cosmology and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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