Solar flare loop

On July 19th, 2012, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory witnessed a medium sized flare accompanied by a enormous magnetic loop of superheated plasma emanating from the surface.

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+28 1. Project commented 11 years ago

Such Beauty, such Power 8-)
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+3 2. swansea commented 11 years ago

WOW !!! It looks so delicate
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+19 3. Optishock commented 11 years ago

We are so microscopic in this universe...
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+9 4. Natan_el_Tigre commented 11 years ago

Argh...and we're still dependent upon fossil fuels. :S

Anyone know the music? Oh, and if anyone wants more sunshine:
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+1 5. loadme commented 11 years ago

is this really real video material without any editing?


Also perfect music choice
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+8 6. LightAng3l commented 11 years ago

I'm happy I live in an age where seeing these things is actually possible...
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+6 7. moskwiz commented 11 years ago

#4 it's not so much that we're dependent on fossil fuels, it's more that we are reluctant to move on.
.. fossil fuels are also solar energy btw, just in a compact prehistorical form.
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+2 8. Gondy10 commented 11 years ago

One blond login to Snotr and see this video and commented:
"Oh yeah, that's normal! The sun becomes too hot in July because it's summer" >:)
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+7 9. stretchpadawan commented 11 years ago

Whats the time scale on this vid...Is that in real time, or in FF ?? Anyone know??
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+5 10. LightAng3l commented 11 years ago

#9 I was thinking about that too...
They showed the Earth at scale... and judging by the speed of the plasma streams compared to the Earth's diameter I would say the plasma travels at about 1/3 the speed of light.
If this is real-time. :S
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+2 11. hoppsan commented 11 years ago

#9 #10 While I don't know if this is a normal timescale video or any kind of timelapse; to my limited knowledge matter is able to reach such speeds from these events, so I guess it's plausible that this is indeed shown at a normal timescale. Which makes it even more awesome and spectacular! :O
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+9 12. Urihep commented 11 years ago

#9 and #10: It's not in real time. I think I read somewhere that 1 sec in the clip is like 6 min in real time (can't remember, but something like that). But still, the plasma is moving pretty fast!

Edit: Yep, they say it here (in Swedish)
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+2 13. hoppsan commented 11 years ago

#12 I guess we should have figured that these instruments aren't made to snap multiple shots per second. :(
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+1 14. Tarc commented 11 years ago

Jeez people, think! The Sun could accomodate the Earth 1 million times, imagne its sheer size, of course it is not realtime!
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0 15. LQoQK commented 11 years ago

@3 then what is a microscope :|
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0 16. MajorIdea commented 11 years ago

First time where going to youtube to watch a snotr video in 1080p was a bad idea. With so much detail I was looking everywhere except the loop. :D
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0 17. havix1 commented 11 years ago

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+1 18. fmohiy commented 11 years ago

such a bad place to install a stargate....
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+1 19. samxgx commented 11 years ago

Music: Thunderbolt by Lars Leonhard