Seeing a Solar Flare
Image courtesy SDO/NASA
A composite picture from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the January 19 solar flare erupting from the sun. The picture includes data from multiple wavelengths of ultraviolet light, to represent the different layers of the sun’s turbulent atmosphere.
(Related: "Solar Flare Sparks Biggest Eruption Ever Seen on Sun" [June 2011].)
Published January 25, 2012