Monday, March 21, 2016

Sun’s Magnetic Field

woooooooooooooooooooow


Credits: NASA/SDO/AIA/LMSAL

This magnetic map was created using the PFSS – Potential Field Source Surface – model, a model of the magnetic field in the sun’s atmosphere based on magnetic measurements of the solar surface. The underlying image was taken in extreme ultraviolet wavelengths of 171 angstroms. This type of light is invisible to our eyes, but is colorized here in gold.

No comments:

Post a Comment