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Imagem erupção solar gigante captada pela Sonda Solar Orbiter

The Solar Orbiter Probe captured the largest solar flare ever recorded (video)

The sun entered the year 2020 in its twenty-fifth cycle, and scientists expected this new cycle to be like the twenty-fourth cycle, very calm. However, the sun appears to wake up from the silent period of its 11-year cycle “wild”. After late January, it caused a coronal mass expulsion that caused geomagnetic storm in Earth, Even destroy dozens of satellitesNow, he showed his fury with the massive solar flare captured by the Solar Orbiter.

According to the European Space Agency, this eruption, captured by the spacecraft, was the largest seen to date. Is the earth in danger?

sun "wild"

The 25th solar cycle is supposed to be quiet, but there was a suspicion that it would not be like the previous cycle, which occurred between 2008 and 2019. referenced by the space agencyThe image is wonderful and shows the solar flare extending millions of kilometers in space.

The ESA/NASA Solar Orbiter spacecraft captured the largest solar flare ever observed in a single image with the entire solar disk. Solar prominences are large structures of interlocking magnetic field lines that carry dense concentrations of solar plasma suspended above the surface of the Sun, sometimes in the form of arching arcs.

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according to It is mentioned several timesthese are often associated with coronal mass ejections, which, if directed toward Earth, can damage our technology and everyday life.

This last event occurred on February 15 and stretched millions of kilometers into space. The coronal mass ejection was not directed at Earth. In fact, it travels far from us. There is no trace of the explosion in the solar disk facing the spacecraft.

The captured solar glow is impressive!

The images were taken by the "Full Sun Imager" (FSI) of the Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging (EUI) on the Solar Orbiter. FSI is designed to observe the entire solar disk even during the sun's closest passes, such as during the next perihelion pass next month.

At its closest approach on March 26, the spacecraft will pass about 0.3 times the distance between the Sun and Earth. As such, the Sun will fill a much larger portion of the telescope's field of view. At the moment, there is still a lot of "view margin" around the disk, allowing amazing detail to be captured by the FSI at a distance of about 3.5 million kilometers, which is five times the radius of the Sun.

Thus, the image now captured by the Solar Orbiter is unprecedented, as it brings a single field of view with the solar disk. Other space missions also attended the event, including the probe Parker Solarfrom NASA. Brief records open up new possibilities for study.

In the statement, the European Space Agency confirmed that:

While this event did not send a swarm of deadly particles toward Earth, it is an important reminder of the Sun's unexpected nature and the importance of understanding and observing its behavior.

This is one record number to add to the many stories their humanity tells A star that is 4.5 billion years old. So you are in about half of your life.

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