Titantic Twister on the Sun Spotted by NASA Satellite

Written by The Night Sky Guy on March 30, 2012 – 5:36 pm -

A monster “tornado” big enough to swallow a hundred Earths has been spied on the sun, according to astronomers who analyzed recent images from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. Known as solar prominences, such tornado-like structures have been observed on the sun for decades. But the latest solar twister is one of the biggest yet seen—and likely the first to be filmed in high-resolution at multiple wavelengths.

Check out the rest of my story and amazing videos of these solar storms at National Geographic News.


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2 Responses to “Titantic Twister on the Sun Spotted by NASA Satellite”

  1. By Marian Luckie on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Dear Andrew,

    I’m writing to express my thanks for your updates. I truly look forward to them. Since a young age I’ve enjoyed gazing at the night sky. I don’t know all the proper names & positions but your knowledge has only increased my interest & I thank you for that.
    I shall continue to search the skies because you make it more exciting & enjoyable.

    Thank you once more,
    Marian Luckie

  2. By allan g on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    I love your site. I cannot

    afford a telescope, so, thanks.

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