All Videos Tagged coronal (Atheist Nexus) - Atheist Nexus 2014-07-28T12:35:55Z http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/video/listTagged?tag=coronal&rss=yes&xn_auth=no NASA | Magnificent Eruption in Full HD tag:www.atheistnexus.org,2012-09-07:2182797:Video:2047240 2012-09-07T19:58:52.023Z Donegal http://www.atheistnexus.org/profile/Donegal <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/nasa-magnificent-eruption-in-full-hd"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/2rMPiG5YLZ8M3Le9mkEKJ-HHVbxTQxxDj5TJg7belZiQj0mHCawY19lCaSxIfymqsp3u-gvSNaSzJYEkxRm1aXIjerDRx772/951001457.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>On August 31, 2012 a long filament of solar material that had been hovering in the sun's atmosphere, the corona, erupted out into space at 4:36 p.m. EDT. The coronal mass ejection, or CME, traveled away from the sun at over 900 miles per second. This movie shows the ejection from a variety of viewpoints as captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), NASA's Solar… <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/nasa-magnificent-eruption-in-full-hd"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/2rMPiG5YLZ8M3Le9mkEKJ-HHVbxTQxxDj5TJg7belZiQj0mHCawY19lCaSxIfymqsp3u-gvSNaSzJYEkxRm1aXIjerDRx772/951001457.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />On August 31, 2012 a long filament of solar material that had been hovering in the sun's atmosphere, the corona, erupted out into space at 4:36 p.m. EDT. The coronal mass ejection, or CME, traveled away from the sun at over 900 miles per second. This movie shows the ejection from a variety of viewpoints as captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), NASA's Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO), and the joint ESA/NASA Solar Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO).<br /> <br /> This video is public domain and can be downloaded at: : <a href="http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?11095">http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?11095</a> Stunning video: NASA captures giant comet hitting sun tag:www.atheistnexus.org,2011-05-19:2182797:Video:1272736 2011-05-19T04:47:47.793Z Donegal http://www.atheistnexus.org/profile/Donegal <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/stunning-video-nasa-captures"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/9Q7EdmNdzncIaFPwiMYGEpAmKjW8ZNhfxnylHcrRqp3ICSBbpvXQTi1OOICT9aNsbGEjTh8g*Y3SD5rRJo3giumoxdLRP73G/864882201.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>SOHO (NASA-ESA Solar &amp; Heliospheric Observatory) watched as a fairly bright comet dove towards the Sun in a white streak and was not seen again after its close encounter (May 10-11, 2011). The comet, probably part of the Kreutz family of comets, was discovered by amateur astronomer Sergey Shurpakov. In this coronagraph the Sun (represented by a white circle) is blocked by the… <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/stunning-video-nasa-captures"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/9Q7EdmNdzncIaFPwiMYGEpAmKjW8ZNhfxnylHcrRqp3ICSBbpvXQTi1OOICT9aNsbGEjTh8g*Y3SD5rRJo3giumoxdLRP73G/864882201.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />SOHO (NASA-ESA Solar &amp; Heliospheric Observatory) watched as a fairly bright comet dove towards the Sun in a white streak and was not seen again after its close encounter (May 10-11, 2011). The comet, probably part of the Kreutz family of comets, was discovered by amateur astronomer Sergey Shurpakov. In this coronagraph the Sun (represented by a white circle) is blocked by the red occulting disk so that the faint structures in the Sun's corona can be discerned. Interestingly, a coronal mass ejection blasted out to the right just as the comet is approaching the Sun. Scientists, however, have yet to find a convincing physical connection between sun-grazing comets and coronal mass ejections. In fact, analysis of this CME using images from the Solar Dynamics Observatory shows that the CME erupted before the comet came close enough to the solar surface to interact with strong magnetic fields.