Posts tagged solar system.
Solar flare, April 11th 2013, 08:30 UTC.
amazing closeup of Jupiter’s Big Red Spot
Map of Jupiter, NASA, 2000
THE MOST BADASS MOONS IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM
The actual distance between the Earth and the Moon.
Dark Filaments on the Sun
Active Regions (AR) 1665 & 1667, shown above, revealed some beautiful dark filaments around the time of a recent solar flare. A class C9 eruption occurred in AR1667 on February 6, 2013 (watch it here). This level of flare is nothing to worry about even if it was aimed at us and this one wasn’t. However, it could provide a glancing blow to Earth’s magnetic field around February 9-10, 2013 producing some aurora.
What Makes Up the Moon
In 1992, the Jupiter-bound Galileo spacecraft made a pass by our planet’s closest companion, the moon. This mosaic of 53 images shows the different composition of rocks on the moon’s surface. Blue and orange colors represent lava flows, bright pink areas are highlands, and light blue colors indicate recent impact material with the youngest craters showing blue rays extending away from them.