Confirmed: the Sun is a sphere

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  1. VirusType2

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    http://www.digitaltrends.com/international/nasa-twin-probes-let-us-view-the-sun-in-3d/

    VIDEOS: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a010000/a010700/a010718/index.html
     
  2. JUL3

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    Cool.
     
  3. Warped

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    Thats some hot news ya got there
     
  4. DEATHMASTER

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    Solar? I hardly know'er!
     
  5. Raziaar

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    GOD ****ING DAMMIT. MY CAPSULE HYPOTHESIS IS RUINED.
     
  6. Remus

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    Everyone knows the Sun is a disk! NASA is LYING!
     
  7. <RJMC>

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    isnt it a ball of fire that boils constantly?
     
  8. Raziaar

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    Fire doesn't boil son!
     
  9. <RJMC>

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    well is a big ball of fire that is burping or whatever so I dont think ti will have any permament features,isnt?
     
  10. McGooTheWise

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    It's a ball of molten hydrogen and helium. It won't ever have permanent features, but some sun spots, and solar prominences can last years. The most interesting thing about it for me, is that the sun is a very loud place due to all of the burning, and constant explosions. So if it were possible to stand on the sun, imagine constantly hearing a bunch of dynamite explode in your face, indefinitely. The explosions would create a white noise, distant, and near, and it is likely that you would go deaf fairly quickly.

    Sorry to go off topic with that, I just think it's interesting. :p
     
  11. Raziaar

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    Fairly quickly? The amount of energy being released you'd be deaf the first instant any amount of sound were able to reach your ears. The sun is more like nuclear explosions not dynamite. Just think... from 3.3 miles away in our atmosphere a 1 megaton nuclear bomb produces 183 decibels... imagine being right next to it.
     
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    Did they find the chariot?
     
  13. McGooTheWise

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    Yeah. That. You explained it better than me.
     
  14. No Limit

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    Don't you need air to hear sound?
     
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    In space no one can hear you scream.
     
  16. VirusType2

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    On the Sun, you can't hear yourself melting.
     
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    I can't do that Dave.
     
  18. DEATHMASTER

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    You need gas I think, and that the sun qualifies for.
     
  19. No Limit

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    Actually I think you are right. Makes sense.
     
  20. Bad^Hat

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    But where's the celestial teacup?!

    Goddamnit, NASA. God. Damnit.
     
  21. Maestro

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    Or, more importantly, fapping in the back room.
     
  22. Remus

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    Everything needs air to be heard.




    Except phasers and photon torpidoes...
    PEW PEW
     
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    If the sun creates a nuclear explosion and there's no one around, does it still make a sound?
     
  24. Remus

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    That's kind of like asking: "Is the world still there when I close my eyes?"
     
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    The sun makes sound in the proximity of its surrounding gases.
     
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    The fact that these things are still being confirmed is a good enough reason to take the same approach to every aspect of your life - you might find some awesome things.
     
  27. Bad^Hat

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    Confirmed - I still have feet. Updates on this situation as we get them.
     
  28. StarBob

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    Well... here's something relevant to the original post.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZlzY-9Qf4M

    I like it a lot becuase it reminds me of the movie Sunshine. However, the video is from 2007, but it's from STEREO.
     
  29. VirusType2

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    That's absolutely god damn awesome. I would love to have that as a constantly looping animated desktop background.
     
  30. Dead Phil

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    In space there is no air. so no sound.

    The sun is a super heated ball of hydrogen and helium, it isn't really molten... well.. it is I geuss. It is plasma which is the fourth state of matter, It's inside is in a constant struggle between the extreme pressure pushing out and gravity pushing in. When iron first forms in a star then the star literaly has SECONDS TO LIVE, it will compress to a small sphere of super dense particles and for either a Black hole or as a rebound explode into a super nova which will create the metals and elements that for the planet.. thsi is what Carl Seagan ment by "We are all made of stardust" because it is true
     
  31. Stylo

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    I always thought the sun was an uneven 2D circle with lines of light coming out of it all the way round the edges.
     
  32. Dead Phil

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    We may never now, have you ever looked in 2D?
    How would you know?..... aaahhhh my brain is coming apart
     
  33. VirusType2

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    I completely derailed my own thread at the title. Anyone watch the any of the videos? Which ones are cool?
     
  34. VirusType2

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    Sun unleashes huge solar flare (time-lapse video)

    "The eruption is a so-called X-flare, the strongest type"

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    The massive spot near center is the X-flare.

    My internet wasn't working when I woke up this morning, I had to reset that bitch. I have no idea if it's related, of course.
     
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    What demon motivates you to say such truth? Elaborate upon this, I say.

    I like how a pattern like that, which is present in celestial bodies, can also appear in microscopic scales, like in animal cells, for instance.
     
  36. VirusType2

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    Interesting comment. I have observed such things in other areas of nature... though I can't think of any off-hand.
     
  37. Dead Phil

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    Sun quakes are what solar flares are essentialy called, cool thing it did that to youre comp, In the 1800 there was one that actually was so strong it set telegraph wire lines on fire, and in 1990's I think one happened that cut off copmmunications for like 5 minutes or so
     
  38. VirusType2

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    Well, there is a lot of doom and gloom with a forecast suggesting: hot with a chance of shit hitting the fan.

    Are solar flares a real threat? (video)
    Researchers say the Sun is awakening after a period of low activity, which does not bode well for a world ever more dependent on satellite navigation. (video/article)

     
  39. Warped

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    I for one welcome our new sun overlord
     
  40. Dead Phil

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    All we have to do is sacrifice people to the sun god, maybe by flying them into the sun in a spaceship?
     

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