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Sticks
2008-Apr-03, 08:08 AM
A treat from the BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7326097.stm)


Astronomers have captured the first footage of a solar "tsunami" hurtling through the Sun's atmosphere at over a million kilometres per hour.

The event was captured by Nasa's twin Stereo spacecraft designed to make 3D images of our parent star.



Enjoy!

Swift
2008-Apr-03, 01:39 PM
Woo, surf's up dude!

Trocisp
2008-Apr-03, 01:53 PM
Heliosurfing, don't hang ten, dude!

MAPNUT
2008-Apr-03, 04:48 PM
Why can't they just call it a wave?

ToSeek
2008-Apr-03, 08:29 PM
Why can't they just call it a wave?

Because tsunami is more specific: it's a wave caused by a rapid displacement of fluid at its origin.