NASA reveals stunning sun pictures
A new satellite designed to predict huge solar storms has produced astonishing pictures that have left scientists from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory thrilled.
The dramatic videos and images, 10 times clearer than high definition TV, show giant flares and clouds of ionized gas erupting from the surface of the star.
The brightly coloured images have apparently disproved a long-held theory about the way the sun behaves, according to researchers, but they would not reveal details.
In one shot an eruption from the sun stretches around 500,000 miles across.
Director of NASA’s heliophysics division Richard Fisher said they were learning new things about the sun.
The satellite was launched on February 11 and is operating ‘flawlessly’.