Solar Orbiter spaceship records huge eruption on the Sun (video)
The Solar Orbiter spacecraft made an important observation in space when it recorded a huge solar eruption, or eruption.
This is the largest such event ever observed in a single image with a full solar disk, and it will add a joint mission of NASA and Europe to better understand solar activity, the mission said in a statement.
“Solar protrusions are large structures of entangled magnetic field lines that contain dense concentrations of solar plasma suspended above the surface of the Sun, sometimes taking the form of curved loops,” the European Space Agency (ESA) said. statement Friday (February 18) is accompanied by a photo taken three days before.
Solar protrusions are “often associated with the release of coronal mass,” the ESA added, referring to the eruption of charged particles that the sun emits from time to time. When these eruptions are aimed at the Earth, they sometimes interfere with satellites, power lines and other important infrastructure.
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The event, filmed on Tuesday (February 15), saw a significant place that flew into space for millions of miles, and the emission of coronal mass was not directed to our planet, said ESA. It was reflected using extreme ultraviolet light Solar orbiter.
“Other space telescopes such as ESA / NASA SOHO [Solar and Heliospheric Observatory] The satellite often sees such solar activity, but either closer to the sun or farther with the help of an occultist that blocks the glare of the solar disk to get detailed images of the corona itself, “said the ESA.
“Thus, the prominence observed by the Solar Orbiter is the largest event of its kind to have been recorded in the same field of view along with the solar disk, opening up new opportunities to see how similar events connect to the solar disk for the first time. At the same time, SOHO can provide additional views even over long distances, ”ESA added.
The next close approach of the Solar Orbiter to the Sun will take place on March 26 and will take place 0.3 times from distance sun-earth (typically 93 million miles or 150 million miles). So, in the pictures taken in a few weeks, the sun will look much bigger, ESA said.
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