Double Prominence Eruptions
The Sun erupted with two prominence eruptions, one after the other over a four-hour period on Nov. 16, 2012. The action was captured in the 304 Angstrom wavelength of extreme ultraviolet light. It seems possible that the disruption to the Sun’s magnetic field might have triggered the second event since they were in relatively close proximity to each other. The expanding particle clouds heading into space do not appear to be Earth-directed.
Image Credit: NASA/SDO/Steele Hill
DOUBLE PROMINENCE ALL THE WAY!!
I was wrong. There is sun at the beach.
It’s a sand sculpture, but it’s still a sun.
The above picture was taken on May 30th. Below is what it looked like on September 7th when I went to The Hampton Beach Seafood Festival. I’m surprised it survived rain, wind, storms, and ne’er-do-wells so intact. Just a little damage and some plants took root. Good job, Mr. Sand Sculpture Dude.
This artist’s concept illustrates a young, red dwarf star surrounded by three planets. Such stars are dimmer and smaller than yellow stars like our sun, which makes them ideal targets for astronomers wishing to take images of planets outside our solar system, called exoplanets. NASA’s Galaxy Evolution Explorer is helping to identify young, red dwarf stars that are close to us by detecting their ultraviolet light (stars give off a lot of ultraviolet light in their youth).
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Which one is Krypton?