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Astronomers have captured the first footage of a solar "tsunami" hurtling through the Sun's atmosphere at over a million kilometres per hour.
The explosions release about two billion times the annual world's energy consumption in just a fraction of a second.
Originally posted by Now_Then
I wonder what the cause is? A star quake? Internal convection?
The tsunami-like shock wave, formally called a Moreton wave, rolled across the hot surface,
destroying two visible filaments of cool gas on opposite sides of the visible face of the Sun.
...Flares like this one are spawned by sunspots, which are dark, cool regions that cap magnetic activity below.
When the caps pop, colossal doses of superheated matter and radiation are unleashed.