Terry Kucera, NASA solar physicist, plasma revealed that the size of the tornado almost equal to the Earth and rotates at speeds reaching 480 km per hour.
“The temperature is about 15,000 degrees Fahrenheit (about 8,300 degrees Celsius), relatively cold,” said Kucera. Temperature than the temperature of the corona is not how that can reach millions of degrees Celsius.
Tornado is not the first place. SOHO spacecraft’s European Space Agency (ESA) at least has detected a tornado in the Sun since 1996.
Tornado in the Sun is almost similar to a tornado on Earth, but created through different processes. If a tornado on Earth is influenced and temperature fluctuations, tornadoes on the Sun influence of magnetism.
According to Kucera, tornadoes are created due to the existence of two competing magnetic forces attract the charged particles in the face of the Sun. This process creates a rotating plasma along the magnetic field.
The range of plasma rotation can be quite astounding tornado, reaching hundreds of thousands of miles.
“In total, the length can be dozens of Earth, great,” Kucera said as quoted by FoxNews, Friday (02/17/2012).
Video tornado that swept the Sun can be seen below. The videos can be recorded in such detail thanks to the greatness of SDO is capable of recording the activity of the Sun at various wavelengths. The video was released on February 11, 2012 to commemorate the two-year SDO mission
Starting the sun explodes, Peak 2013
A spark is already in the sun for a week this month finally explode as well. This is the latest of a series of explosions of the sun will reach its peak in 2013.
The explosion releases a high energy release into our solar system. But this is not to create the aurora on Earth, because its spread is not reaching the atmosphere.
NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured a sequence showing a second per second spark that exploded. In August, NASA scientists have observed periodicity of the shock wave (shockwave) which lasted for 28 hours.
They found a burst of fire and the tsunami that rocked the sun. The scientists say that this is the start of the solar activity cycle toward a maximum in 2013.
“Event August 1 has opened our eyes,” said NASA scientist Karel Schrijver. “We see that solar storms can be a global event because it’s unimaginable scale.”
Scientists are still trying to figure out the relationship between the massive explosion that occurred below the surface of the sun.
“We are still researching further the causes and effects that will result,” said Schrijver. “Whether this event is a chain of events that affect each other or is a causal event of major changes in the solar magnetic field?