posted on Mar, 12 2012 @ 10:43 PM
reply to post by NeoVain
No. The various wavelengths which the AIA uses represent different levels of the Sun's atmosphere. That's what AIA stands for, Atmospheric Imaging
Assembly. It studies the surface and atmosphere of the Sun. It cannot see beneath the surface (the photosphere).
The Corona is very hot. It produces very shortwave radiation. The wavelengths at which the holes are most obvious (short wavelengths, especially
x-ray) are those which are produced by the corona. That is why they appear dark, they are cooler than the rest of the corona and do not emit as much
radiation at those wavelengths.
The photosphere (the surface of the Sun) is cooler than the corona and is imaged at 1600 and 1700 angstroms. No "triangle". But you can see the
convective cells from below.
The HMI actually can
see inside the Sun, sort of. Still, no triangle.
The corona is missing entirely that is why we are seing this triangle. And the corona is missing in the form of a triangle, is what you are
I am saying there is no triangle. There is an arrangement of coronal holes (cooler areas in the corona) which, through pareidolia, cause some people
to see an actual contiguous triangle. The areas which you believe are obscuring parts of the triangle are not. They are bright regions next to
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