UNITED STATES.- Those who love astronomy without a doubt they are pending of any type of activity of the space agencies. Recently, the spacecraft of the POT “Solar Orbiter”Captured the moment when the Sun carry out a plasma eruption. Although these have been a constant, for the first time an image of this magnitude can be captured.
In this way, it has been reported that these eruptions are also known as “bonfires” among the team of scientists who study them. And thanks to the ship of the POT and the European Space Agency has been able to determine that, if they are very large, they can make billions of tons of plasma that could precipitate electrically charged particles towards Earth.
Likewise, the eruptions are known in one more way: coronal mass ejections (CME). And it was the Solar Orbiter that on February 12 who reported this since it approached the Sun on February 10 at a distance of 77 million kilometers (half the distance between the star and the Earth). Going through other areas was that he captured the images that are really amazing.
Meanwhile, it is worth noting that the CME was captured by the Solar Orbiter of the POT and observe the solar wind, as well as dust and cosmic rays in the Universe. In addition, through a statement, the US space agency revealed that two extra cameras, the Extreme Ultraviolet Imager and ESA’s Metis, also had the opportunity to capture more images of this amazing astronomical event.
On the other hand, it has been reported that the Solar Orbiter will continue in its work of observing the Sun. Thus, data regarding the solar wind, the magnetic field and its formation, among other topics, will be provided to better understand the astro. This ship was launched on February 10, 2020 and has ten instruments to collect scientific data and, with it, have greater certainty.