Friday Space Picture Extravaganza


It’s Friday. Let’s have some latest news from space, shall we?

Look at that – that’s the biggest thing we’ve ever made in space, the International Space Station.

Kinda funny-looking, isn’t it, but rather beautiful – particularly with a bona fide spaceship stuck to the top.

But the ISS is as nothing when compared to the power of our sun.

The sun unleashed a massive solar storm today (June 7) in a dazzling eruption that kicked up a vast cloud of magnetic plasma that appeared to rain back down over half of the sun’s entire surface, NASA scientists say.”

Space.com

Do you know how big that eruption is in this picture?  It’s frickin’ bigger than you can imagine!

Seriously!  You think you know what “big” is – think again.  That vast cloud of magnetic plasma blowing out the side of the sun could hide millions of Earths inside it (well, I say “hide” – it would actually scour the planet clean!)  You couldn’t even see our planet if it was in that picture, let alone the ISS (the biggest thing we’ve ever built in space, remember).

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2 thoughts on “Friday Space Picture Extravaganza

    • StuPC November 4, 2013 / 10:17 am

      Good luck, India! Ad astra, eh? 🙂

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