The Sun Oozes Awesomeness
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A few weeks back the Solar Dynamics Observatory was launched and it has been taking some beautiful pictures of the Sun. Here is a solar eruption that it caught in action:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lmm3J0WAres

The arc is supposed to be around 100,000 km wide. Cool
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#2
This is awesome. I'd actually already seen it on the day it was released. Shobhit sent out a notice on facebook. Nice idea to post it here. I think we will be getting more updates from the SDO in the days to come, and we can add those images and clips here.
"Fossil rabbits in the Precambrian"
~ J.B.S.Haldane, on being asked to falsify evolution.
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#3
SDO captures a Coronal Mass Ejection.

That is one of the scariest things I've ever seen. And supposedly it is not a big eruption. Wonder what a big one would look like. :shudder:
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#4
Brilliant! And scary.
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#5
SDO caught a massive solar Prominence:

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BadAstronomer has the background on the prominence.
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