June 7, 2012

Okay, even cooler...


The Venus transit as seen in the 171 wavelength. This channel is especially good at showing coronal loops -- the arcs extending off of the Sun where plasma moves along magnetic field lines. The brightest spots seen here are locations where the magnetic field near the surface is exceptionally strong

Hat-tip: Blog Brother AlexC on Facebook.

Posted by John Kranz at June 7, 2012 12:57 PM

I love science.

Posted by: AlexC at June 7, 2012 6:20 PM | What do you think? [1]