jul 012012
Space Tornadoes Power the Atmosphere of the Sun

  Mathematicians at the University of Sheffield, as part of an international team, have discovered tornadoes in space which could hold the key to power the atmosphere of the Sun to millions degrees of kelvin. Three images show how the tornado developed over a few hours. Image credit: Aberystwyth University The super tornadoes – which are thousands [continue reading]

mrt 292012
Huge tornadoes discovered on the Sun

Solar tornadoes several times as wide as the Earth can be generated in the solar atmosphere, say researchers in the UK. A solar tornado was discovered using the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly telescope on board the Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO) satellite. A movie of the tornado will be presented at the National Astronomy Meeting 2012 in [continue reading]