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Magnificent CME Erupts on the Sun with Earth to Scale

September 10, 2012 Leave a comment

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On August 31, 2012 a long filament of solar material that had been hovering in the sun’s atmosphere, the corona, erupted out into space at 4:36 p.m. EDT. The coronal mass ejection, or CME, traveled at over 900 miles per second. The CME did not travel directly toward Earth, but did connect with Earth’s magnetic environment, or magnetosphere, causing aurora to appear on the night of Monday, September 3.

The image above includes an image of Earth to show the size of the CME compared to the size of Earth.

Credit: NASA/GSFC/SDO

Black spherical anomaly on the sun / march 11, 2012

March 13, 2012 1 comment

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MARCH 15 UPDATE  2:

NASA`s  explanation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82l46fpd-ic

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MARCH 15 UPDATE 1:

new footage extracted from SDO archives from march 10 11 and 12 . http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/dailymov.php

March 10:

http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/assets/img/dailymov/2012/03/10/20120310_1024_0193.mpg

March 11:

http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/assets/img/dailymov/2012/03/11/20120311_1024_0193.mpg

March 12:
http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/assets/img/dailymov/2012/03/12/20120312_1024_0193.mpg

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MARCH 14  UPDATE:

Apparently the NASA footage no longer displays march 11 and 12 so there is nothing to see there anymore. Check it out http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/kiosk.php 

And the news hit daily mail

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2114830/Mysterious-planet-sized-Death-Star-captured-video-refuels-surface-sun.html

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MARCH 13 UPDATE: It appears that “the object” was stationed there for many days  and after a quick google search i came up with this picture of the sun from march 10, 2012:

http://www.tesis.lebedev.ru/show_img.php?did=0&url=upload/images/aia171/2012/201203/20120310_2339_aia171_1024.gif

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ORIGINAL POST – MARCH 13

Straight from NASA.

Watch the lower left corner of the screen:

http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/kiosk.php  

Youtube version: