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Posted: 9/4/2010 5:34:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/4/2010 5:54:32 PM EDT by 3DVR_M4]




Images of Massive Sunspot Show Sun's Chaos
http://www.aolnews.com/science/article/images-of-massive-sunspot-show-chaos-and-energy-of-sun/19621388?ncid=webmail


(Sept. 4) –– New images of a colossal sunspot show the chaos and energy on the surface of the Sun.

The New Solar Telescope in Big Bear Lake, Calif., snapped the closest image ever taken of the sunspot, which is larger than the Earth. Resembling a giant sunflower, it makes for a pretty picture, but the black fibers are violent jets of energy being thrown from the surface of the star.

"What's interesting is that when we look at the sunspot, it appears pretty benign," New Jersey Institute of Technology professor Philip R. Goode told Fox News. But "the fibers are actually jets of energy being ejected from the bright magnetic fields at the surface."

Temperatures in the sunspot range from 6,500 degrees Fahrenheit to more than 10,000 degrees.

The sunspot itself is about 8,000 miles in diameter. The Earth is about 7,926 miles around the equator.

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Why do I get the feeling?

-3D
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 5:36:54 PM EDT
Looks like a gaping starfish to me
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 5:37:56 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 5:38:24 PM EDT
goatse lives....
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 5:38:47 PM EDT
Eye of Sauron sees you.
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 5:39:00 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 5:39:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/4/2010 5:39:44 PM EDT by althor]
Holy shit! Run Frodo, he can see you!

Beaten by 13 seconds! Bastards!
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 5:39:16 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Joe_Sakic:
Looks like a gaping starfish to me


Looks like a gaping asshole to me.
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 5:41:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/4/2010 5:41:46 PM EDT by Gulbrandr2]
Happens every 12 years, MSN is employing scare tactics now.

However if something did come we'd suffer painful burning death.
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 5:41:54 PM EDT
7 days
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 5:42:22 PM EDT
Bushs fault.
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 5:42:34 PM EDT
That look like my ass after a hot day sweating in a pair of work jeans in this SC sun and looking forward to evening with the Monkey butt powder
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 5:43:00 PM EDT
Nice looking cinnamon ring.
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 5:43:27 PM EDT


Next couple of years are supposed to be rockin' in regard to sunspot activity.


Link Posted: 9/4/2010 5:43:35 PM EDT
It is hard to even fathom such things.....the massive amount of energy.
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 5:44:25 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Gulbrandr2:
Happens every 12 years, MSN is employing scare tactics now.

However if something did come we'd suffer painful burning death.


No it doesn't. There are solar maximums where we're not touched by so much as a direct CME. This one has already been considerably worse.
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 5:44:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/4/2010 5:45:06 PM EDT by Mojo_Jojo]
Originally Posted By Gulbrandr2:
Happens every 12 years, MSN is employing scare tactics now.

However if something did come we'd suffer painful burning death.


Not to worry....
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 5:45:09 PM EDT
nuke it from....oh wait.....nevermind.
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 5:46:21 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Kstanton:
Originally Posted By Gulbrandr2:
Happens every 12 years, MSN is employing scare tactics now.

However if something did come we'd suffer painful burning death.


No it doesn't. There are solar maximums where we're not touched by so much as a direct CME. This one has already been considerably worse.


Its a 12 year cycle, lol. Maybe 11 year. I learned alot about it while studying for amateur radio. They're good for radio signals.
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 5:47:14 PM EDT
ZOMG Sweet no stupid fucking Cultural Diversity Class Monday.


Quick somebody direct me to some blow and a hookers ass.
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 5:48:09 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Gulbrandr2:
Originally Posted By Kstanton:
Originally Posted By Gulbrandr2:
Happens every 12 years, MSN is employing scare tactics now.

However if something did come we'd suffer painful burning death.


No it doesn't. There are solar maximums where we're not touched by so much as a direct CME. This one has already been considerably worse.


Its a 12 year cycle, lol. Maybe 11 year. I learned alot about it while studying for amateur radio. They're good for radio signals.


Solar cycles, minimum and maximum is a cycle. But that's not the purpose of this article, and if you really have studied it, you'd know we're due for another major one.
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 5:50:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/4/2010 5:51:18 PM EDT by JSmith88]
Originally Posted By Kstanton:
Originally Posted By Gulbrandr2:
Originally Posted By Kstanton:
Originally Posted By Gulbrandr2:
Happens every 12 years, MSN is employing scare tactics now.

However if something did come we'd suffer painful burning death.


No it doesn't. There are solar maximums where we're not touched by so much as a direct CME. This one has already been considerably worse.


Its a 12 year cycle, lol. Maybe 11 year. I learned alot about it while studying for amateur radio. They're good for radio signals.


Solar cycles, minimum and maximum is a cycle. But that's not the purpose of this article, and if you really have studied it, you'd know we're due for another major one.



ETA I'm drunk, and it makes GD much more entertaining.

I'd like for my ass to be extra crispy, and my balls rare if at all possible.
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 5:51:37 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Gulbrandr2:
Happens every 12 years, MSN is employing scare tactics now.

However if something did come we'd suffer painful burning death.


Nothing to worry about, the really bad stuff happens in 2012, or so my tinfoil hat says
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 5:51:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/4/2010 5:52:23 PM EDT by Kstanton]
Originally Posted By JSmith88:
Originally Posted By Kstanton:
Originally Posted By Gulbrandr2:
Originally Posted By Kstanton:
Originally Posted By Gulbrandr2:
Happens every 12 years, MSN is employing scare tactics now.

However if something did come we'd suffer painful burning death.


No it doesn't. There are solar maximums where we're not touched by so much as a direct CME. This one has already been considerably worse.


Its a 12 year cycle, lol. Maybe 11 year. I learned alot about it while studying for amateur radio. They're good for radio signals.


Solar cycles, minimum and maximum is a cycle. But that's not the purpose of this article, and if you really have studied it, you'd know we're due for another major one.



I'd like for my ass to be extra crispy, and my balls rare if at all possible.


Well I doubt we'd see anything like that in our lifetime, but every hundred years or so, a significant solar maximum produces a major CME/Flare in the X-class range, which will pretty much toast our power grids. The last one did, but it was before power was widely spread or used (1850's.) We're overdue.
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 5:52:10 PM EDT
This could be worse than Y2K
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 5:53:47 PM EDT
Sun fart.
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 5:53:59 PM EDT
A new image taken by NJIT Distinguished Professor Philip R. Goode and the Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) team is the most detailed sunspot photo yet. In September, the popular astronomy publication, Ciel et l’Espace will publish more photos of the Sun taken using BBSO’s new adaptive optics system.

Goode said that the images were achieved with the 1.6 m clear aperture, off-axis New Solar Telescope (NST) at BBSO. The telescope has a resolution covering about 50 miles on the Sun’s surface.



In the center is a dark sunspot, that is to say a colder zone, less brilliant than the rest of the solar surface. The temperature is around 3600 ° C. All around, the mosaic of small cells is called granulation (temperature: about 5800 ° C). On an average size of 1000 km, these cells are made of hot gas rising from inside the Sun.

Link Posted: 9/4/2010 5:54:00 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Kstanton:
Originally Posted By Gulbrandr2:
Originally Posted By Kstanton:
Originally Posted By Gulbrandr2:
Happens every 12 years, MSN is employing scare tactics now.

However if something did come we'd suffer painful burning death.


No it doesn't. There are solar maximums where we're not touched by so much as a direct CME. This one has already been considerably worse.


Its a 12 year cycle, lol. Maybe 11 year. I learned alot about it while studying for amateur radio. They're good for radio signals.


Solar cycles, minimum and maximum is a cycle. But that's not the purpose of this article, and if you really have studied it, you'd know we're due for another major one.


If you really read what I first said, you'd know that my point was not about the cycle, but the exaggerated media report. I understand that we're do for a major one. I get that. When in the history of Earth has an animal population been wiped out by CME? If in fact a CME did wipe one out, it'd be because the CME stripped the atomsphere and the planet would have vaporized from subsequent CMEs and solar flares, and life as we know it today would not exist.

Link Posted: 9/4/2010 5:54:18 PM EDT
Originally Posted By southeast_scrounger:
This could be worse than Y2K


Link Posted: 9/4/2010 5:54:23 PM EDT
Originally Posted By southeast_scrounger:
This could be worse than Y2K


Yea, it definitely will be?

I don't think people understand that we WILL be hit with a major flare, likely in our lifetime. Unless the sun decides not to follow a cycle it's been on since the beginning of our ability to record it.
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 5:55:12 PM EDT
everything is an accident that fell perfectly into place
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 5:56:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/4/2010 5:59:10 PM EDT by rykn0w]
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 6:01:26 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Plissken:
Eye of Sauron sees you.




Posted Via AR15.Com Mobile
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 6:03:51 PM EDT
Didn't their mother ever tell them not to stare at the sun?
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 6:05:21 PM EDT
To put into perspective.


I am not scared.
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 6:06:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Molotov357:
To put into perspective.
http://i56.tinypic.com/2d2gfmb.jpg

I am not scared.


our planet is smaller than that hole.
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 6:06:33 PM EDT
It's caused by solar warming. Nice job all you plastic bag using assholes.
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 6:07:16 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Joe_Sakic:
Looks like a gaping starfish to me


me 2
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 6:09:17 PM EDT
SURPRISE BUTTSECHS FROM PLANET X?
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 6:11:14 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Taboot:
It's caused by solar warming. Nice job all you plastic bag using assholes.


Nice
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 6:11:34 PM EDT

It was first reported on Aug 25th by SOHO. It's now September 4th. I think we're good.
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 6:12:38 PM EDT
All I want to know is who gave the Sun a prostate exam.
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 6:13:08 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 6:13:34 PM EDT
We could use a good emp to reset everything
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 6:15:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Sugarfree:

It was first reported on Aug 25th by SOHO. It's now September 4th. I think we're good.


Why?
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 6:15:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Taboot:
It's caused by solar warming. Nice job all you plastic bag using assholes.




Link Posted: 9/4/2010 6:16:58 PM EDT
All those MREs and boxes of ammo in your basement wont help with this one. Time for hookers and blow.
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 6:17:00 PM EDT
THIS is what we get from driving SUV's. Wonder when Al will make a move about Solar Climate Change?


TC
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 6:17:49 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Mclovin5-0:
All those MREs and boxes of ammo in your basement wont help with this one. Time for hookers and blow.


group buy?
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 6:21:09 PM EDT
IT'S SHRINKING!
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 6:22:55 PM EDT
Me thinks the Aurora, Will be quite active in the coming days.
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