Studying the Rosetta Stone of solar eruptions
Today’s Video of the Day from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center describes a study that is focused on the “Rosetta Stone” of solar eruptions, which occurred in March 2016.
Eruptions on the Sun are usually in one of three forms – a coronal mass ejection, a jet, or a partial eruption. The Rosetta Stone event involved all three.
A better understanding of the dramatic event could be the key to understanding all types of solar eruptions.
“This event is a missing link, where we can see all of these aspects of different types of eruptions in one neat little package,” said study lead author Emily Mason. “It drives home the point that these eruptions are caused by the same mechanism, just at different scales.”
Video Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center
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