Sunday, March 15, 2009

Solar Prominence

I've been a big fan of NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day site for a few years now. As you might imagine, it "gives a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe...along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer", which is cool enough for me. With daily pics, there have been hundreds of great pics come across over the year; today's image of a beautiful solar prominence of our Sun was too good to pass up here. For scale, our own Earth could pass between the above solar cloud and the Sun itself with plenty of room to spare.

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