• SURFACE OF THE SUN

    Image ID
    FOT575989
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Image Details
    Image File Attributes
    4.3 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    2519 x 3000 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    213 x 254 mm
    8.4 x 10.0 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    Sun solar surface of the Sun's close-up close up activity system space outer NASA ultraviolet image cosmos science exploration portrait
    Description
    Close-up image of the surface of the Sun taken by Soho (Solar and Heliospheric Observatory) on March 18 2003 in extreme ultraviolet light. The image shows two large solar prominences – making it one of the most spectacular that Soho has captured. Prominences are large clouds of relatively cool, dense plasma suspended in the Sun's hot, tenuous corona. Magnetic fields built up enormous forces that propelled particles out beyond the Sun's surface. The one on the right and possibly both were associated with a flare and a coronal mass ejection that blasted away from the Sun at about the time of this image. In terms of scale, the prominences extend about 20 Earths out from the Sun. Soho is an international collaboration between NASA and ESA to study the Sun from its deep core to the outer corona and the solar wind.
    Uploader
    Gary Lucken
    Contributor
    SOHO (NASA / ESA)
    Date Taken
    2009-06-23
    Uploaded on
    2009-06-23
    Collection
    General
    Category
    Science
    Sub Category
    Space
    Dominant colour
    #F05000