At the edges, weaker magnetic forces pull filaments of plasma [colored red] outward at up to 60,000 mph. This model was made possible by the new IBM supercomputer at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, which can crunch 76 trillion calculations per second. Scientists fed it images of the sun's magnetic field captured by telescopes, along with a battery of physics formulas. With the results, the team created the first view of the activity of a hypothetical 1.9 billion-square-mile, 3,700-mile-deep sunspot. "Ultimately what we really want to understand is how a star like the sun produces a magnetic field," says Matthias Rempel, the lead researcher on the project. "The sun is the key to understanding this because it's the only star [close enough that] we can observe the details of this process."
Is it just me or would that make a great contact lens.
Also that looks like a giant hole to me
It's the Eye of Sauron after a long night of puking after binge drinking and burritos.
Is this public domain or copy-written I want a high res poster of this one.
Excellent question Animemaster. I would also like one, mural size if you please.
Carina Storrs; can you please let us know?
Is that a news? I read about the same thing about 3 months ago.
i found a 1500x1500 or so through google... nice desktop
very impressive photograph.
If that could be turned into contacts, I would wear them and freak alot of people out.
Hey that is a very cool picture. Where can I get a picture for my home based business office?
Can you imagine getting swallowed by something like that? You'd die first, then see your life flash before you. Seems to me the center of a hibiscus looks very similar.
Everybody talks about the sun's weather, but nobody ever does anything about it.
one problem with doing ANYTHING about the Sun's weather genedoug:
WE CAN'T DO ANYTHING. AT ALL.
the Sun is pretty much untouchable.
There is global warming there also it is up another 4 deg. since last year with little chance of rain.
I read a story about the computer they did this with. It is amazing how far they have brought the computing ability in such a short time.
I understand wanting to know how the sun produces a magnetic field. But what I want to know why it is dark in the center? Is this a void produced by the magnetic field?
The reason why this "sunspot" is so pretty is because it
is a computer generated sunspot. -it exists only in the fantasy mind of mathematical theorists. (I can only
imagine how much they charged to create this picture)
Did they learn anything? -apparently not.
“Ultimately what we really want to understand is how a star like the sun produces a magnetic field,” says Matthias Rempel, the lead researcher on the project"
This is the problem with modern science dogma. -no matter how much new evidence is discovered that contradicts current models or theory, they REFUSE to modify or entirely scrap their flawed view. -instead, they prefer to dream up yet another mathematical theory to explain away the "inconsistent evidence"
Should you go against this warped "Scientism" you and
your career will be burned at the stake for Heresy.
(Heck, even PopSci has to "Tow the party Lie" lest it face ridicule or worse, -a fraudulent tax audit.)
Magnificent fields require electric current to be flowing at some level. -especially in a ball of plasma like the sun.
(plasma is electrified gas, -hello?) -electromagnetic fields are 8th grade science.
Remember wrapping some wire around a nail and
hooking the ends up to a battery and then picking up
some paper clips with your newly created [electro]magnet?
Heck just make coil of insulated wire by itself and apply some current and you'll make a compass point at it. -remember that?
When Current flows, a magnetic field is produced.
-yeah, it's basic stuff you learned in grade school that seems to have escaped every mainstream astrophysics lab
on the planet.
Even the nuclear model of the sun is a hoax they are too
afraid to admit to.
If i recall, the time honored proton-proton
process of the sun is just producing an end result
of one isotope of helium. (with 3 intermediate
elemental isotopes, lithium, beryllium and boron created/consumed back to helium3)
-ok, so 4 elements if you don't blink.
SO, where in this process do we get the heavier elements
of carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, neon, magnesium, silicon and iron that NASA tells us makes up the rest of the
"products" of the sun?? [the sound of crickets
permeates the air]
In a spectrograph of the sun, we see it produces 67 base elements, (NASA verified) -while in this nuclear fusion, the BEST we can hope to produce is maybe 4 and maybe 11 if we squint and spill water on the paper napkin they created this flawed model on..
Do they reassess their models?
One of the reasons why science is constantly being "surprised" is because academia is teaching an inside out view of the Universe. They only teach "what to think" not "How to think"
The Sun, like all stars, are electric phenomena, -focal points in the galactic power grid. -they are not
powered from within, they are powered from without.
It the sun is an electric star forming an anode
in a galactic power grid.
How can a sunspot's center, a virtual hole that
allows us to peer *inside* the sun, be so dark,
their is a fusion reactor at it's center?
The "atmosphere" of the sun, it's corona, is hotter than
the surface of the sun by a few million degrees. -which
of course, is still a mystery for those "really smart
folks" at nasa.
If the sun received it's power from outside and not from inside as we are taught with fusion (which, as i demonstrated above, is already *highly suspect* if not downright farcical) -it would explain why its outer corona is hotter than the surface..
In fact, the electric sun model can explain every facet
of how the sun operates using known and verified physics.
no gimmicks required.
This model has been verified in the lab for almost a century, starting with Kristian Birkeland's
Search on the Electric Sun Model to learn how the Sun and all stars really work.
When your done there, head over to www.thunderbolts.info
to learn how the whole universe is in fact, an Electric Universe. -not the gravity based farce that mainstream science would have you believe.
In fact, if you allow yourself, you would find that
the (real) processes of the atom are simply scaled up
as needed, to created all matter in the universe. -including the universe itself. (that is my view)
Learn the electric models of the universe, as very soon, big changes will be taking place in our neck of the universe and it is better to know the truth, than be
strung along by dogmatic, politics based science BS.
Well, it may only be a math-driven theoretical computer model, but it's still a nice picture.
Man................that must take a really,really big plug.............
Too bad we can't really fully image a sun spot's structure yet and have to make due with an image created in a computer by a mathematical model that may or may not be correct.
But then the structure is very deep too deep for present instruments to probe so a good guesstimate is the best we can do for now.
Though sun quakes could be used to help get some more data on the actual internal structure.
If you ask me, it looks as if someone spilled some Kool-Aid and took a picture of it in mid-air as it was falling on them.
This is a very impressive picture. Looks like a flower, a red Amaryllis. I don't think pictures like this can be rendered with an iPhone ;-)