Solar Power

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.

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:

 

 

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See full post here: reneerhyner.com/node-feed2012-12-20.