NASA spotted a square "hole" in the Sun

A coronal hole, almost square in its shape, is one of the most noticeable features on the Sun of late (May 5-7, 2014). A coronal hole is an area where high-speed solar wind streams into space. It appears dark?in extreme ultraviolet light?as there is less material to emit in these wavelengths. Inside the coronal hole you can see bright loops where the hot plasma outlines little pieces of the solar magnetic field sticking above the surface. Because it is positioned so far south on the Sun, there is less chance that the solar wind stream will impact us here on Earth

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+3 1. Gringo_el_Diablo commented 8 years ago

that no good. 8-)
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-1 2. huldu commented 8 years ago

Is this the end?
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+7 3. HughJass commented 8 years ago

ALIENS! Get your tinfoil hats at the ready
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+8 4. xxxLesy commented 8 years ago

Portal for Borg cubes! Resistance is futile.
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0 5. Noobeater commented 8 years ago

ITS GONNA SWALLOW US WHOLE!
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+4 6. majais commented 8 years ago

A glitch in the Matrix... :D
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0 7. Awaits commented 8 years ago

#2 Hold your breath and count to ten 8-)
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+2 8. Atmo commented 8 years ago

Hi God, I want to report a bug.
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-2 9. Judge-Jake commented 8 years ago

Square holes in the sun is when God tried to divide by zero. :S
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+1 10. LightAng3l commented 8 years ago

Damn it Marvin, I told you to remove that square shaped dust particle off the telescope's lens...
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+2 11. saturas commented 8 years ago

Nothing spacial, similar holes are there since the begining of our observation. e.g. in july 2013 there was a hole almost all over the north hemisphere. (source: http://news.yahoo.com/nasa-spots-square-shaped-hole-sun-video-102742679.html)