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NASA Spots Monster Hole In Our Sun

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NASA has revealed that a massive hole, measuring more than ten per cent of the Sun’s surface area, has opened up on our star.

The remarkable footage was captured by the US space agency’s Solar Dynamics Observatory between May 17 and 19.

The footage shows a giant dark area on the star’s upper half, known as a coronal hole.

A NASA spokesman said: “Coronal holes are low-density regions of the sun’s atmosphere, known as the corona.

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“Because they contain little solar material, they have lower temperatures and thus appear much darker than their surroundings.

“Coronal holes are visible in certain types of extreme ultraviolet light, which is typically invisible to our eyes, but is colorised here in purple for easy viewing.”

NASA says the huge hole is actually not of great concern, but it remains unclear why the coronal holes actually form.

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11 Comments

  1. David Coe
    David Coe 27 May, 2016, 12:03

    Considering the Sun is really a Plasma Portal no surprise there.

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  2. Josef Jeřábek
    Josef Jeřábek 27 May, 2016, 12:05

    end is near:)

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  3. Shawn Richard Schiller
    Shawn Richard Schiller 27 May, 2016, 12:08

    Won’t the expanding sun alter the earths orbit around the sun?

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  4. Khis I. Ire
    Khis I. Ire 27 May, 2016, 12:55

    its not the only sun, dont worry peeps we wont die, earth has milions of years.

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  5. Hernando G. Pachon
    Hernando G. Pachon 27 May, 2016, 15:55

    #MajorEdDames
    #Killshot

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  6. Bill Ortis
    Bill Ortis 27 May, 2016, 17:42

    Dang… That is one huge opening. This does seem to happen often, just never seen one occur that big.

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  7. ImJess Sayin
    ImJess Sayin 27 May, 2016, 18:35

    Those are hexagons. They and the pyramid is on the sun. That’s why they worshipped it. This is a real image I’m afraid. Wow.

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  8. ImJess Sayin
    ImJess Sayin 27 May, 2016, 18:38

    The sun ain’t what we’ve been told

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  9. Manish Bhalla
    Manish Bhalla 28 May, 2016, 00:02

    Image appear as pepperoni pizza in oven.

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  10. SH Hayaat
    SH Hayaat 28 May, 2016, 19:21

    if this is true tnen no one can stop the moon to hit this planet soon or later. . . . . :p

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  11. Shaun McDowell
    Shaun McDowell 29 May, 2016, 00:47

    It probably just regions of impurities which don’t burn as purely as hydrogen.

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