This year has been a monumental one for space exploration –with the Curiosity roving Mars, we have reached a new stage in documenting our solar system! With our eyes on the sky, our solar system seems extra-active –or perhaps we’re just finally paying proper attention. A testament to this burgeoning era is the enlightening imagery we’ve been getting from our own power source: The Sun. NASA has recently tracked a 100,000 mile long solar flare –their Solar Dynamics Observatory received footage of what looked like a massive light bulb coming from a “hot spot” on the sun’s surface mid-October, using a helioseismic and magnetic imager along with time-lapse photography.
The active region is even larger than our entire planet! Image from NASA
The breathtaking display of real solar power reminded us of a few Renee Rhyner &Co. favorites that we just have to share with you! Check out this blog’s cover image (from our summer season), and enjoy an image for Fredrik Brodén’s image library:
See full post here: reneerhyner.com/node-feed2012-12-20.