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Tornado on the Sun Vast 300,000mph Planet-Sized

A tremendous tornado whirling across the surface of the sun was captured by a NASA satellite recently -- an amazing wonder of the solar system that may be as big as the Earth itself. The video was recorded by the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), a sun-watching satellite that has transmitted a series of stunning photos of solar flares in recent months. The new video shows darker, cooler plasma shifting back and forth above the sun's surface over the span of nearly 30 hours stretching from Feb. 7 to Feb. 8. And the giant tornado may be as large as the Earth itself, with gusts of up to 300,000 mph, explained Terry Kucera, deputy SOHO project scientist and a solar physicist with NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. "It's about 15,000 degrees Fahrenheit -- relatively cool," Kucera told FoxNews.com. After all, the sun's corona is a whopping 2 million degrees, she explained. Such tornadoes (Kucera classed it a "solar prominence") have been known of for decades; the European Space Agency's SOHO spacecraft captured evidence of them as early as 1996, mainly near the Sun's north and south poles at the time. And though they resemble their cousins here on Earth, they're created entirely differently, Kucera said -- through magnetism, not pressure and temperature fluctuations. "Those motions you see, it's all just moving along the magnetic field somehow -- but we're still looking to understand what's happening with these things," Kucera said. The storm was created by competing magnetic forces, which pull the charged magnetic particles on the sun back and forth, creating a spinning mass of plasma that tracks along strands of magnetic field lines, NASA explained. The spinning top of the tornado is mesmerizing, but Kucera noted the span of the prominence as well. The long, ribbon shapes could span hundreds of thousands of miles, she said. "In total length, this could be dozens of Earths -- quite large," she said. Such detailed, high-resolution recordings of the immense tornadoes was not possible until the launch of SDO. The satellite has several cameras on board that capture solar activity in different wavelengths and frequencies, all in the name of science. "Each wavelength of light tells us something different," she said. See more HERE: The CELESTIAL Convergence http://astronomicalsecrets.blogspot.com/2012/02/tornado-on-sun.html FAIR USE NOTICE: These pages/video may contain copyrighted (© ) material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Such material is made available to advance understanding of ecological, POLITICAL, HUMAN RIGHTS, economic, DEMOCRACY, scientific, MORAL, ETHICAL, and SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUES, etc. It is believed that this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, this material is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior general interest in receiving similar information for research and educational.

Channels: Solar astronomy 

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TrES-2b Darkest Known Exoplanet

Information on TrES-2b, GSC 03549-02811, and Kepler Spacecraft. TrES-2b is the darkest known exoplanet. TrES-2b obits GSC 03549-02811 located 750 lightyears from Earth in the Draco constellation. TrES-2b was discovered on August 21, 2006 by the Trans-Atlantic Exoplanet Survey using Sleuth and PSST, part of the TrES network of 10-cm telescopes.

Channels: Planetary science 

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Thunderbolts the Electric Universe and Plasma Physics

Thunderbolt the Tutorial is about the electrical model of the universe. In the universe plasma makes up 99.99% of everything we can see. Our current model has big flaws that has forced scientist to dream up things that don't exist in order to explain things that we see out there in space. Yet the electrical model can explain most of these things. So why don't we hear about this model? It's not mentioned on TV shows like The Universe or How The Earth Was Made, Discovery Channel, or even PBS, never talk about it, WHY? Electricity, that's why! If the universe has electrical currents flowing thru it, and it does, then it's just a matter of time before we would learn how to harness that energy. You would have to buy a devise that would output the power, but after that it would be free. Imagine being able to drive anywhere you wanted to without having to stop and fill up your tank every 200 or 300 miles. Imagine your home when it's 110 degrees outside, but inside a nice 75 degrees with no electric bill to eat up all your hard earned money. Could it be true? I believe it could, and this would defiantly be a reason for the energy companies to not want this known. _____________________________________________________ Related videos: The truth about dark energy, it's really zero point energy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqaLSulA_3I A short 10 min video about the electrical universe and plasma physics. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPiGWIf3FjA Dr. Chuck Missler on The Electric Universe 1hr 43min lecture. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxLn06k2ATo Wallace Thornhill on the misconceptions of the electrical universe 13 min. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aa9tsMztZPY Universe - The Cosmology Quest Pt 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6EGpg_BVBg&feature=channel_video_title Universe - The Cosmology Quest Pt 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7uT0JuKT8Q&feature=relmfu ______________________________________ For more informative videos like this one: http://youtube.com/davnxs http://youtube.com/thetruthalwaysaddsup _____________________________________ Now you can add my Playlist to your Channel. Just follow the 6 easy steps below. 1. Click on the link below and find a Playlist you would like to add to your Channel. All the Playlist shown from the link below are either directly one of my Playlist, or someone's that have already saved one of my Playlist to their Channel, or a Playlist they have made themselves that contain a link to a video from my Channel. http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=davnxs%2C+playlist&page=1 2. Once you have found a playlist that you would like to add to your channel, click on the title link of that playlist. You will be taken to the 1st video in that playlist, and a playlist bar will be displayed at the bottom of your browser. 3. On the right hand side of playlist bar, click on the options button and then the Save as a new Playlist button. 4. Enter a Playlist title and a description, and then click on the save button. The Play list is now your Playlist. 5. To display the Playlist on your channel go to your channels home page and click on the Videos and Playlist button. 6. Click on the box for the Playlist that you just created and then the Save Changes button. That's it! The Playlist is now a Playlist on your channel.

Channels: Major questions in astronomy 

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