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 http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2011/03/08/seriously-jaw-dropping-picture-of-the-sun/

To see this photo in its full size and definition (you really ought to!): http://www.avertedimagination.com/img_pages/massive_floater.html

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Physics person.

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

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