Dark fireworks on the sun

Jul 12, 2011 By Dr. Tony Phillips

On June 7, 2011, Earth-orbiting satellites detected a flash of X-rays coming from the western edge of the solar disk. Registering only "M" (for medium) on the Richter scale of solar flares, the blast at first appeared to be a run-of-the-mill eruption--that is, until researchers looked at the movies.

"We'd never seen anything like it," says Alex Young, a solar physicist at the Goddard Space Flight Center. "Half of the sun appeared to be blowing itself to bits."

NASA has just released new high-resolution videos of the event recorded by the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO). The videos are large, typically 50 MB to 100 MB, but worth the wait to download.

"IN terms of raw power, this really was just a medium-sized eruption," says Young, "but it had a uniquely dramatic appearance caused by all the inky-dark material. We don't usually see that."

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This 13 MB extreme ultraviolet movie of the explosion shows a 'solar tsunami' wave billowing away from the blast site.

Solar physicist Angelos Vourlidas of the Naval Research Lab in Washington DC calls it a case of "dark fireworks."

"The blast was triggered by an unstable magnetic filament near the sun's surface," he explains. "That filament was loaded down with cool1 plasma, which exploded in a spray of dark blobs and streamers."

The plasma blobs were as big as planets, many larger than Earth. They rose and fell ballistically, moving under the influence of the sun's gravity like balls tossed in the air, exploding "like bombs" when they hit the stellar surface.

Some blobs, however, were more like guided missiles. "In the movies we can see material 'grabbed' by magnetic fields and funneled toward sunspot groups hundreds of thousands of kilometers away," notes Young.

SDO also detected a shadowy shock wave issuing from the blast site. The 'solar tsunami' propagated more than halfway across the sun, visibly shaking filaments and loops of magnetism en route.

Long-range action has become a key theme of since SDO was launched in 2010. The observatory frequently sees explosions in one part of the sun affecting other parts. Sometimes one explosion will trigger another ... and another ... with a domino sequence of flares going off all around the star.

"The June 7th blast didn't seem to trigger any big secondary explosions, but it was certainly felt far and wide," says Young.

It's tempting to look at the movies and conclude that most of the exploded material fell back--but that wouldn't be true, according to Vourlidas. "The blast also propelled a significant coronal mass ejection (CME) out of the sun's atmosphere."

He estimates that the cloud massed about 4.5 x1015 grams, placing it in the top 5% of all CMEs recorded in the Space Age. For comparison, the most massive CME ever recorded was 1016 grams, only a factor of ~2 greater than the June 7th cloud.2 The amount of material that fell back to the sun on June 7th was approximately equal to the amount that flew away, Vourlidas says.

As remarkable as the June 7th eruption seems to be, Young says it might not be so rare. "In fact," he says, "it might be downright common."

Before SDO, space-based observatories observed the with relatively slow cadences and/or limited fields of view. They could have easily missed the majesty of such an explosion, catching only a single off-center snapshot at the beginning or end of the blast to hint at what actually happened.

If Young is right, more dark fireworks could be in the offing.  Stay tuned.

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omatumr
1.8 / 5 (20) Jul 12, 2011
"We'd never seen anything like it," says Alex Young, a solar physicist at the Goddard Space Flight Center. "Half of the sun appeared to be blowing itself to bits."

NASA has just released new high-resolution videos of the event recorded by the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO). The videos are large, typically 50 MB to 100 MB, but worth the wait to download.


Thank you, thank you, thank you, Dr. Alex Young and Dr. Tony Phillips, for getting this information out!

You may both lose your jobs for showing observations that violate Al Gore's fable of CO2-induced global warming, but frankly I am very proud of you!

That is a great video, and it abundantly confirms that the Sun is not the glowing ball of waste products (91% H and 9% He) that emits photons and hides the violently unstable neutron star at the solar core [1].

1. "Neutron Repulsion", The APEIRON Journal, in press, 19 pages (2011):

http://arxiv.org/...2.1499v1

With kind regards
Oliver K. Manuel
Former NASA Apollo PI
Eoprime
5 / 5 (1) Jul 12, 2011

That is a great video, and it abundantly confirms that the Sun is _not_ the glowing ball of waste products (91% H and 9% He) that emits photons and hides the violently unstable neutron star at the solar core
.

Ah, now you are telling us the sun isn't a glowing ball of wasteproducts from some sort of neutron star inside?

You are confusing me!
omatumr
1.7 / 5 (12) Jul 12, 2011
Thanks, Eoprime.

Although it seemed incredible at first, the recent fable of CO2-induced global warming - and the 1974 fable of "Another Ice Age" - were apparently well-intentioned efforts by world leaders to unite nations against a "common enemy" of global climate change and avoid the danger of mutual destruction in a full scale nuclear exchange.

www.time.com/time...,00.html

If you read the manuscript, you will see that efforts to manipulate and hide experimental observations on the nature of Earth's heat source started in the mid-1970s.

I personally endorse the very real dangers of nuclear warfare and the need to end nationalism.

However, those noble goals must be pursued openly to avoid the even greater danger of establishing a tyrannical world government.

Again, I want to express my gratitude to Dr. Alex Young and Dr. Tony Phillips for having the courage to release information!
Cin5456
3.7 / 5 (6) Jul 12, 2011
Oliver, This article has nothing whatsoever to do with global warming. The scientists said nothing that would contradict anything Al Gore said. You are grabbing at phantoms with your ridiculous post.
braindead
5 / 5 (2) Jul 12, 2011
It is very beautiful to watch on the video- How long did this take in real time?
"For comparison, the most massive CME ever recorded was 1016 grams..." - Hm just over a kilo that's not very big ( I think the superscript got lost somewhere ( 10^16 grams?)
Kio
2.1 / 5 (7) Jul 13, 2011
Eoprime - Please dont confuse!
You have to know that the naked cores of the exploded stars are the neutron stars.
In reality they are the stars of the recycled neutrons without the positrons and electrons.
Each young star is a neutron star system!
Each old star is a recycled neutron star system!
Violent neutron emission from the neutron cores (stars) of the young stars produces the recycled neutron cores (stars) in the old stars. Thermonuclear reactions around the core and nuclear reactions within the shell are the side effects only.
The wonderful video indicates result - powerful nuclear chain reactions from the shells interior. We can see injection of the heavy nuclear matter inky-dark material.
Thus Sun is not the glowing ball of waste products (91% H and 9% He) that emits photons and hides the violently unstable neutron star at the solar core
http://www.youtub...wOZdKASU
The wrong understanding epoch on main heat source is over!
K. Margiani
omatumr
1.7 / 5 (9) Jul 13, 2011
Oliver, This article has nothing whatsoever to do with global warming. The scientists said nothing that would contradict anything Al Gore said. You are grabbing at phantoms with your ridiculous post.


This article and budget negotiations in Washington DC to prevent national bankruptcy and an end to the sovereignty of the USA are all tied together.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

With kind regards,
Oliver K. Manuel
Former NASA Principal
'Investigator for Apollo

rawa1
3 / 5 (2) Jul 13, 2011
dramatic appearance caused by all the inky-dark material. We don't usually see that
IMO it's quite common feature of solar eruptions - just compare this recent flare, for example...

http://www.youtub...u_0NN7OM

The filaments of this eruption appear very dark too. IMO it's just a manifestation of sensationalism in science, which desperately seeks for grant support.
rawa1
5 / 5 (1) Jul 13, 2011
Of course, scientists never observed it, because they're using a very new technology, enabling the high resolution and narrow spectral width - but it doesn't mean, these events are something very exceptional.

If you would use less advanced filter with larger spectral width, than the many surface subtleties of solar plasma will disappear for you, because the Doppler shift caused with their relative motion isn't sufficient to move them outside of spectral band of filter used.

The inexperienced observers may be fooled with it, because they can get the feeling, they revealed some very new phenomena.
omatumr
1.6 / 5 (9) Jul 13, 2011
This information from NASA is an encouraging indication that they are beginning to see the connection between:

a.) Hiding/manipulating data on the Sun Earths heat source,
b.) The world-wide fable of CO2-induced global warming,
c.) Disintegration of the USA space program,
d.) Disintegrating worlds economy, and
e.) Loss of our national sovereignty

Those are not mere coincidences!

It is all follows from a 1972 decision by world leaders to use Global Climate Change as the common enemy to unite nations, end nationalism, and avoid mutual destruction by nuclear annihilation.

Many skeptics endorse those noble goals, but not the abuse of scientific information as a propaganda tool that could lead us to a tyrannical world government like that described by George Orwell in "1984."

www.online-litera...ll/1984/

Hopefully the current budget negotiations will save us from servitude to the World Bank!
omatumr
1.3 / 5 (9) Jul 14, 2011
Eoprime - Please dont confuse!

You have to know that the naked cores of the exploded stars are the neutron stars.

Each young star is a neutron star system!

Each old star is a recycled neutron star system!

Violent neutron emission from the neutron cores (stars) of the young stars produces the recycled neutron cores (stars) in the old stars. Thermonuclear reactions around the core and nuclear reactions within the shell are the side effects only.

The wonderful video indicates - powerful nuclear chain reactions from the shells interior. We can see injection of the heavy nuclear matter inky-dark material.

Thus Sun is not the glowing ball of waste products (91% H and 9% He) that emits photons and hides the violently unstable neutron star at the solar core

The wrong understanding epoch on main heat source is over!

K. Margiani


I agree. The Sun is a a very unstable heat source:

http://anhonestcl...s-julia/
jsdarkdestruction
5 / 5 (3) Jul 15, 2011
Oliver, could you get any more pathetic? This article is not about climate change and how you think its all a conspiracy. heres an interesting off topic bit of info for you though.
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