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NASA spacecraft spots huge ‘eruption’ coming out of the sun: REPORT – SILive.com


The Full Sun Imager of the Extreme Ultraviolet Imager on board the ESA/NASA Solar Orbiter spacecraft captured a giant solar eruption on Feb. 15, 2022 – Solar Orbiter/EUI Team/ESA & NASA
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A large eruption has been seen coming out of the sun, according to the European Space Agency (ESA) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) which together operate the Solar Orbiter, the spacecraft that took the picture, according to a report.
The striking and unprecedented image of the “solar prominence eruption” is the biggest of its kind ever seen in one picture.
The solar eruption, which took place on Feb. 15, 2022 and extended millions of miles into space, was taken by the Full Sun Imager of the Extreme Ultraviolet Imager onboard the Solar Orbiter. The Full Sun Imager is designed to capture the full solar disc even during close passages of the sun.
The eruptions are made up of huge structures of entangled magnetic fields, which pack together solar plasma above the surface of the Sun. They sometimes take the form of vast arching loops, as can be seen in the new image.
“Right now, there is still a lot of ‘viewing margin’ around the disc, enabling stunning detail to be captured by FSI out to about 3.5 million kilometers, equivalent to five times the radius of the sun,” ESA said.
The finding is significant because of its link to coronal mass ejections, which could “wreak havoc with technology and our everyday lives,” according to ESA.
The spacecraft continues to make its way closer to the sun, when imaging tools will take even more telling images of the sun. The images, will be studied along with pictures taken by another spacecraft, the Parker Solar Probe.
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