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Old 06-29-2012, 09:16 PM
 
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Mathematicians at the University of Sheffield, as part of an international team, have discovered tornadoes in space which could hold the key to power the atmosphere of the Sun to millions of kelvin.
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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I read about these solar tornadoes back in March.

Monster Solar Tornadoes Discovered : Discovery News

I also expect that we will see more of them this year and next year as we reach our solar maximum.
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Old 07-04-2012, 12:38 AM
 
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I read about these solar tornadoes back in March.

Monster Solar Tornadoes Discovered : Discovery News

I also expect that we will see more of them this year and next year as we reach our solar maximum.
I guess I missed that post earlier. That blew me away (figuratively speaking) when I saw it.
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Old 07-04-2012, 09:30 AM
 
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I guess I missed that post earlier. That blew me away (figuratively speaking) when I saw it.
The magnetism of the Sun is truly impressive indeed. We have two magnetic poles, where the Sun may have a million or more.

If it was not for the highly charged plasma following those magnetic field lines, we would never known of their existence. There is speculation that these magnetic field lines may be responsible for the high temperatures of the corona sphere. We are witnessing behavior we have never seen before.


Huge Sphere in Sun's Corona! - YouTube
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