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April 22, 2010

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Brian H

Incredible. I wonder how much that's been speeded up.

David

I’d guess hours have been compressed into a few seconds. But given the size and volume of matter – maybe hundreds of thousands of kilometres in length and tens of billions of tonnes – that’s still quite brisk.

Incidentally, there’s a much smaller version of the video here.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/gsfc/4541422742/in/set-72157623903514852/

And a Flickr group.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/gsfc/sets/72157623903514852/

mlrosty

Yeah, you don't want to fuck with the Sun.

jones

Aye, but dare suggest that maybe this shining ball might be exerting a greater effect on climate than some bald apes and their toys and you are subject to a wrath normally reserved for child molesters....

Anna

The video's amazing. I'm still trying to get my head round the scale of what I’m seeing.

David

This may give you a ballpark idea.

http://www.life.com/image/1533954

And to help keep things in perspective...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WEL117xXpw

Anna

Okay, now I'm just scared.

carbon based lifeform

You can see the prominence twisting in the magnetic fields.

WTP

For some strange reason I was expecting Michael Moore to show up at the end of that YouTube video...

pam402

Stunning.

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