Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sun points a loaded gun at us

NASA / SDO
An "intensitygram" from the Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager on NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows the double-barreled sunspot active region 1416 pointing toward Earth.

As solar activity builds toward an expected peak in 2013, a double-barreled sunspot has been doubling in size over the past couple of days and now has the potential to shoot significant eruptions in our direction.

MORE: http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/11/10382676-sun-points-a-loaded-gun-at-us

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