Si tuviéramos naves impulsadas mediante velas solares como Lightsail, ahora mismo estarían propulsándose a toda velocidad gracias a un nuevo agujero en la atmósfera de nuestra estrella. Las partículas que emite este descomunal abismo se mueven tres veces más rápido que el viento solar normal.
La NASA capta un gigantesco agujero en el sol que emite viento solar tres veces más rápido
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured this image of a solar flare on Oct. 2, 2014. The solar flare is the bright flash of light on the right limb of the sun. A burst of solar material erupting out into space can be seen just below it. #science #space #star #astronomy
Sun eruption: The length of the eruption extends about 160,000 miles out from the Sun. With Earth about 7,900 miles in diameter, this relatively minor eruption is about 20 times the diameter of our planet. IMAGE (NASA: SDO: Steele Hill)
A huge tendril of super-hot plasma that had been creeping across the face of the sun erupted Tuesday (Sept. 2) in a striking solar storm that may send a wave of charged particles in Earth's direction. Video of the solar eruption captured by NASA's sun-watching Solar Dynamics Observatory shows a cloud of solar plasma being hurled from the sun's surface during the rippling blast.
Intense Solar Eruption Captured by NASA Spacecraft (Video)
Intense solar eruption captured by spacecraft (NASA). A huge tendril of super-hot plasma that had been creeping across the face of the sun erupted Tuesday (Sept. 2) in a striking solar storm that may send a wave of charged particles in Earth's direction.
The sun: a solar flare - I used to think that only overzealous New Agers believed that sunspots and solar flares could affect the psyche. But if they can mess with power grids, GPS, satellites, and radio waves, then maybe, just maybe I was wrong... http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2012-06-23/news/bs-hs-space-weather-20120623_1_solar-flares-solar-weather-coronal-mass-ejections
Solar Eruption: A solar eruption gracefully rose up from the sun on Dec. 31, 2012, twisting and turning. Magnetic forces drove the flow of plasma, but without sufficient force to overcome the sun’s gravity much of the plasma fell back into the sun.