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Ripples in the sky by Jeff Dai
NASA | Late Summer M5 Solar Flare
On Aug. 24, 2014, the sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 8:16 a.m. EDT. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory and STEREO captured images of the flare, which erupted on the left side of the sun. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation. Harmful radiation from a flare cannot pass through Earth’s atmosphere to physically affect humans on the ground, however — when intense enough — they can disturb the atmosphere in the layer where GPS and communications signals travel. To see how this event may affect Earth, please visit NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center at http://spaceweather.gov, the U.S. government’s official source for space weather forecasts, alerts, watches and warnings. This flare is classified as an M5 flare. M-class flares are ten times less powerful than the most intense flares, called X-class flares. Learn more at: http://ift.tt/1wJzjCx This video is public domain and can be downloaded at: http://ift.tt/1mYNDNQ Like our videos? Subscribe to NASA’s Goddard Shorts HD podcast: http://ift.tt/xghtkd Or find NASA Goddard Space Flight Center on Facebook: http://ift.tt/zxqt2m Or find us on Twitter: http://ift.tt/w4lBNz
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Messier 17: Omega Nebula
Messier 17, the Omega Nebula or Swan Nebula, is a star forming region located about 5,500 light years away towards the constellation Sagittarius. It is one of the most active regions of star formation in the Milky Way, and its fascinating shapes are created by the young, hot stars it contains.
These stars carve away at surrounding dust and gas, stripping away some material and shaping the rest. The ultraviolet radiation also ionizes hydrogen gas. In this process, radiation energizes electrons, stripping them from their nuclei. The electrons recombine into atoms, and release a photon of light, creating the characteristic red glow.
Image from National Geographic, information from HubbleSite.