For all science and space fascinates, in comes something remarkable that you don't get to witnessed and admire on a daily basis: a tornado on the sun’s surface. Interesting? Well, it indeed is.
As per recent reports, it has been informed that the Solar Dynamics Observatory of US space agency NASA has recently posted a very stunning video, in which the plasma of the sun can be seen sliding and whirling all around in the magnetic fields of the star for a period of 30 hours previously during the month in progress.
In this regard, a solar physicist with the Goddard Space Flight Center of NASA, Terry Kucera, revealed that the tornado may well be extremely bulky in size, and may well be as large as our planet itself. In addition, it has been said that it has gusts of more than 300,000 mph.
On comparison, F5 storms, the earth’s strongest tornadoes, scale wind velocities at a comparatively paltry, though they are said to be unbelievably destructive, 300 miles per hour.
The sun is a tremendously active star, recurrently liberating radiation along with atomic stuff into space. The space weather thus created due to the influence of these emissions has direct effects on our planet, with some of the impacts being in the likes of compelling the rerouting of planes along with remarkably lighting up the auroras.
While explaining the current state of the solar eclipse, along with mentioning the pros and cons it can have on the celestial setup and study of astronomical bodies in the time to follow, SDO researchers claimed in a blog post made on Tuesday: “This caused a dip in the EVE [extreme ultraviolet] output and may allow scientists to calibrate the energy emitted by the active region”.
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