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Photo of the day: NASA captures plasma eruption on the sun

posted at 9:52 am on March 8, 2013 by

Sunburst

The details, via NASA and the Dallas Morning News.

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Looks a lot like Rand Paul in the Senate a couple of days ago.

#BlowTorchOfLiberty

Fallon on March 8, 2013 at 10:03 AM

Cool

Speakup on March 8, 2013 at 10:12 AM

Looks a lot like Rand Paul in the Senate a couple of days ago.

#BlowTorchOfLiberty

Fallon on March 8, 2013 at 10:03 AM

Heh.
I’m just glad neither of them was directed at me. :)

Bob's Kid on March 8, 2013 at 10:35 AM

Thank you MKH and Cozmo!

I love stuff like this…

Don’t we live in an amazing Galaxy!

Fallon:
Yeah! We could adopt it as our signature signature :-)

Scrumpy on March 8, 2013 at 10:38 AM

Wow. That is gorgeous and awe inspiring.

ButterflyDragon on March 8, 2013 at 10:39 AM

cozmo on March 8, 2013 at 10:17 AM

TEOTI looks like a cool place! I saved it thanks! :-)

Scrumpy on March 8, 2013 at 10:42 AM

Even the sun thought Rand was awesome.

CurtZHP on March 8, 2013 at 10:47 AM

I had to find NASA’s site with this photo. It’s awesome.

ButterflyDragon on March 8, 2013 at 10:49 AM

This deserves the “DUDE!” label on the front page.

blammm on March 8, 2013 at 10:53 AM

Wow. Earth is just a nugget in comparison.

Bishop on March 8, 2013 at 11:17 AM

If that isn’t proof that the sun has just a tiny bit more impact on Earth’s temperature than man.

I feel so insignificant

Ditkaca on March 8, 2013 at 11:32 AM

Wow. That is gorgeous and awe inspiring.

ButterflyDragon on March 8, 2013 at 10:39 AM

Nobody does it quite like Mother nature.

Wow. Earth is just a nugget in comparison.

Bishop on March 8, 2013 at 11:17 AM

The uptick in solar winds alone from an event like this on precisely the right location on the sun is enough to seriously disrupt communications on earth. Chew on that. :P

gryphon202 on March 8, 2013 at 12:15 PM

How exactly can anyone look at a photo like that and then maintain that man, and things like the exhaust from our cars, are what controls the climate?

Shump on March 8, 2013 at 12:26 PM

NASA captures plasma eruption on the sun; rising CO2 levels blamed

BobMbx on March 8, 2013 at 12:34 PM

How exactly can anyone look at a photo like that and then maintain that man, and things like the exhaust from our cars, are what controls the climate?

Shump on March 8, 2013 at 12:26 PM

You might as well ask how liberals can believe bureaucrats are trustworthy, all evidence to the contrary.

gryphon202 on March 8, 2013 at 12:47 PM

EPA to write new regulation prohibiting plasma eruptions in order to slow down global warming.

Fred

jrsrigmvr on March 8, 2013 at 2:53 PM

How exactly can anyone look at a photo like that and then maintain that man, and things like the exhaust from our cars, are what controls the climate?

Shump on March 8, 2013 at 12:26 PM

Tru dat.

I look at that amazing photo and wonder how anyone can deny Intelligent Design behind the creation of the universe.

JetBoy on March 8, 2013 at 3:46 PM

As a big astronomy geek, thanks for the pic, MKH.

Don’t we live in an amazing Galaxy!

Scrumpy on March 8, 2013 at 10:38 AM

It turns out we are in a very sweet spot in the galaxy.

We are here:

Based on data from the Keppler Space Telescope (2700 potential planets identified so far), there are an estimated 1 trillion planets in the galaxy.

Extrapolating from that, the latest estimate for advanced civilizations in the galaxy is….1 million.

MichaelGabriel on March 8, 2013 at 3:49 PM

I think that’s the sun sticking its tongue out at Algore in disgust at his arrogance at thinking he could do something about it.

NOMOBO on March 8, 2013 at 4:00 PM

So, when’s the aurora borealis going to occur?

listens2glenn on March 8, 2013 at 4:51 PM

NOMOBO on March 8, 2013 at 4:00 PM

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: )

listens2glenn on March 8, 2013 at 4:54 PM

EPA to write new regulation prohibiting plasma eruptions in order to slow down global warming.

Fred

jrsrigmvr on March 8, 2013 at 2:53 PM

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Double : )

listens2glenn on March 8, 2013 at 4:56 PM

I look at that amazing photo and wonder how anyone can deny Intelligent Design behind the creation of the universe.

JetBoy on March 8, 2013 at 3:46 PM

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I stand corrected, and apologize for not giving you enough credit.

listens2glenn on March 8, 2013 at 4:59 PM

If that isn’t proof that the sun has just a tiny bit more impact on Earth’s temperature than man.

I feel so insignificant

Ditkaca on March 8, 2013 at 11:32 AM

Wow! Global Warming must be more pernicious than we thought! It’s affecting the sun! Carbon tax NOW! /

squint on March 8, 2013 at 5:35 PM

Durn it! I wish the QOUTE and STRIKE buttons weren’t so close together!

squint on March 8, 2013 at 5:37 PM