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A Dark Hole On The Sun

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Yard Dart, Oct 10, 2015.

  1. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    The sun has a constantly changing surface which, at times, contains what appears to be holes.

    NASA recently released a composite image taken on October 4th by its Solar Dynamics Observatory, which shows a dark, vacant-looking patch amidst bright swirls.

    This noticeable area is called a coronal hole where gusty solar winds blow through an opening in the sun's magnetic field.

    The space appears relatively dark because, in contrast with the packed, intense hot spots that surround it, it is an area with a lower density of particles and, therefore, a lower temperature.

    Its wind currents tend to carry particles out of the sun at speeds of up to 500 miles an hour and can affect the weather in space around Earth.

    With this particular system, Spaceweather.com estimates that this plasma stream could enter Earth's magnetic field around October 8th which could lead to auroras at high latitudes.

    The likelihood of geomagnetic storms may increase as a result, possibly interfering with satellites, spacecraft, and other sensitive devices deployed around Earth's atmosphere.

    Scientists explain dark hole on the sun - AOL
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  2. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey+++

    Uh oh. Climate change. The only answer is higher taxes and more federal regulation. [sarc2]
    That'll close up the dark spot in the sun.
  3. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Monkey Moderator

    Maybe we should fill that hole with politicians? :rolleyes:
  4. KAS

    KAS Monkey++

    i heard about a dark hole on uranus...

    Sorry had to do it .!!!!
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  5. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    That is where the politicians come from....
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  6. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Cool stuff.
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  7. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja Jedi Bipolar WINNING M.L.F.

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