Recent Video Released by NASA Shows Cascading Magnetic Arches Swirling on the Sun

Recent Video Released by NASA Shows Cascading Magnetic Arches Swirling on the Sun

Recent video released by NASA has stunned astronauts and scientists around the world. The video, recorded as the part of NASA's Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO) mission, shows cascading magnetic arches on the sun looking much like the swirling molten gold. The SDO spacecraft, part of NASA's Living with a Star program, was launched in 2010 to observe the sun and to better understand the mysterious dynamics of the Sun. According to NASA, a small eruption likely triggered the collapse of the filament in a sort of domino effect, which caused the dark solar flare above the sun's surface to become unstable and erupted. The video released by NASA shows rippling cascades of huge magnetic archways forming and melting into the Sun's rolling fire.

NASA scientists are of the view that the instability of solar filaments led to the cascade of magnetic arches rippling across the Sun's surface. The light being ejected by the magnetic waves is ultraviolet, created by the charged particles that follow along the solar magnetic lines. The team has recorded solar wavelengths at 193 angstroms have been rendered with a bronze color so is visible in the video. The SDO has three instruments that can capture images of the Sun in ultra-high definition across 13 different wavelengths, from the Sun's 'surface' up through the highest reaches of the solar corona.

Some scientists predict the phenomenon of solar flares has been seen when these magnetic flares lops reconnect i.e. when two parts of the loop touches and part of the loop past that spot breaks off. Among other missions of SDO mission is to monitor solar eruptions that can cause geomagnetic storms around Earth. The SDO's suite of instruments includes the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) instrument, the Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager (HMI) and the Extreme Ultraviolet variability Experiment (EVE).

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