maggiekb at February 25th, 2014 11:29 — #1
kmoser at February 25th, 2014 11:36 — #2
Wow, good thing nobody got hurt.
jardine at February 25th, 2014 11:39 — #3
Just some Borg.
maggiekb at February 25th, 2014 11:46 — #4
5up_mushroom at February 25th, 2014 11:52 — #5
OK. I give up. What is the source for the image/images at the top. I can only find the reddish one.
jardine at February 25th, 2014 12:02 — #6
By plasma! That's what happens when you put Dr. Crusher in charge of the Enterprise. Though it almost seems like a Wesley Crusher solution.
tt_tt at February 25th, 2014 12:03 — #7
SDO is actually in a circular geosynchronous orbit around Earth and always pointed at the sun. While it is technically in orbit around the sun, it's not in orbit around the sun in the way the STEREO satellites are. Good news is when the coronal mass ejections appear on the edges of the solar disc, they're not pointed at us!
holasmitha at February 25th, 2014 12:15 — #8
Ditto! I would love a print of this...
elfsternberg at February 25th, 2014 12:38 — #9
Agreed. As a graphic designer, that color scheme makes me go "Ohhhhh......"
acerplatanoides at February 25th, 2014 12:44 — #10
Based on the color scheme, it seems totally Takei to me.
or Oh, My....
wrecksdart at February 25th, 2014 13:36 — #11
Or, It's Full of Star!
Came here to say that images of Sol are always interesting to me in that it's a real image of nothing more than fusion and plasma, just a big ball of hot gravity.
howaboutthis at February 25th, 2014 13:48 — #12
Twitter, apparently: https://twitter.com/NASA_SDO .
Direct link to image: http://ow.ly/i/4HXPd .
anthonyc at February 25th, 2014 14:45 — #13
Wait - is it also rotating about its own center of mass? Otherwise, wouldn't it always be pointing the same way relative to Earth, and therefore only point toward the sun half the time? Or am I just completely wrong because celestial mechanics is not intuitive to me?
holasmitha at February 25th, 2014 15:35 — #14
space_monkey at February 25th, 2014 19:27 — #15
Wow. Real heavy on the soft x-rays, slightly longer on the deep UV. That's some seriously energetic shit. We have to work our asses off to make those frequencies. I notice they don't have anything from the visible spectrum there at all.
crenquis at February 25th, 2014 22:07 — #16
The visible spectrum is sooo 20th century.
maggiekb at March 2nd, 2014 11:29 — #17
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