Monday, June 7, 2010

A Billion Tons of Magnetized Plasma



"We can see a billion tons of magnetized plasma blasting into space while debris from the explosion falls back onto the sun surface."

"The movie, recorded on April 19th, spans four hours of actual time and more than 100,000 km of linear space. "It's huge," says Schrijver. Indeed, the entire planet Earth could fit between the plasma streamers with room to spare."

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