christopher heiser <christopher AT heiser DOT net>
Date Published: April 28th, 2010
home
archive
rss feed
heiserlink

nürburgring
for dummies
about me
public key

The Sun is a Mass of Incandescent Gas

Dr. Kahle sends us a link to some amazing videos from the Solar Dynamics Observatory which are poetically described by the NYTimes:

We have seen the surface of the Sun before, but never with this clarity. Every 10 seconds, the satellite photographs the solar disk in eight different wavelengths, and what emerges — even in these earliest images — is both stirring and disorienting. The Sun is the most constant object in our lives, but what we see in these videos is a livid, roiling star, mottled and seething on every wavelength. It is a thing of intense, disturbing beauty.

by Christopher Heiser on April 28 22:57
© Copyright 1992-2022, Christopher Heiser. All rights reserved. Powered by Chlogger!