martes, 19 de enero de 2016
Cinco de Mayo X Flare.
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured these images of an X2.7-class solar flare – as seen in the bright flash on the left – on May 5, 2015. Each image shows a different wavelength of extreme ultraviolet light that highlights a different temperature of material on the sun. By comparing different images, scientists can better understand the movement of solar matter and energy during a flare. From left to right, the wavelengths are: visible light, 171 angstroms, 304 angstroms, 193 angstroms and 131 angstroms. Each wavelength has been colorized. Credits: NASA/SDO/Wiessinger.