mardi 29 septembre 2015
SDO Views Active Region Loops
NASA - Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) patch.
Sept. 29, 2015
An active region viewed in profile put on quite a show of erupting plasma and looping arches on Sept. 22-23, 2015. The loops, seen above the sun’s surface on the right, are light emissions from charged particles spinning along magnetic field lines that dance through the sun's atmosphere. The region, which appeared as a sunspot group in visible light, was observed here in two wavelengths of extreme ultraviolet light over a period of about 40 hours. Though invisible to our eyes, light emissions in the extreme ultraviolet wavelength of 171 Angstroms are typically colorized in gold, while emissions in 304 angstroms are colorized in red. Image Credits: NASA/SDO.
For more information about Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), visit: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sdo/main/index.html
Image (mentioned), Text, Credits: NASA/Rob Garner.
Publié par Orbiter.ch à 10:09