I've been toying around with JHelioViewer from the ESA. It's kind of like Google Earth using the
Solar Dynamics Obeservatory imagery. Here's a clip of SDO (AIA 171) footage spanning the past few days:
The SDO, Stereo and SOHO spacecraft are redefining what we know about our nearest star. I'd venture that the SDO may prove to be as significant a
contribution to Solar astronomy as were Galileo's first telescope, and his subsequent theories about the gaseous composition of the Sun - theories
which are now 400 years old, and remain nothing more than theories based upon remote observations which were effectvely limited to staring into the
Sun. With the SDO instruments we can peer much deeper into the surface structure of the Sun - we can observe energetic relationships as never before.
An alternative idea which recently caught my attention was the Iron Sun theory, which is quite extensively explored on
Now my question to my fellow ATS'ers is this : Doesn't that look like a crack in the surface of the Sun, right below the arcs? I don't see any fluid
movements around that feature which would indicate is to be gaseous or liquid. I t looks like a solid feature to me. Any other ideas?
(I'll post a higher quality vid soon)
As promised, here's a more detailed view of the same feature :
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I didn't mention being worried at all. Did you bother to read any material from the website linked to
above before pronouncing such a well reasoned and supported premise? Based upon what evidence do we know that the surface of the Sun is
not solid? Galileo's 400 year old theory was based upon his observations made through a primitive telescope. Please take cognisance of the fact
that the gaseous sun model is a THEORY, not a proven fact. It is a theory which has been supported by modern scientific dogma, which is in itself
based upon more visual observations which are PRIMITIVE compared to what the SDO provides. Perhaps we could use a piece of contemporary rhetoric such
as "The Science is Settled", or perhaps we should talk about the "Scientific Consensus"? Where have we heard those terms bandied about a lot in recent
Science is DEAD the moment that there is consensus, or the moment that contradictory, questioning views or ideas are rejected outright as being
heretic. It is only in the past couple of decades that we have been able to peer into the chromosphere because of instruments like the SDO, and much
of what we are observing with these new instruments does not agree with the gaseous solar hypothesis. They are yielding amazing new
observations which challenge the prevailing hypothesis.
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