NASA Spotted Huge Holes in the Sun, Are We in Trouble?
Scientists are continuously investigating the sun to understand its behavior. Any anomaly on the Sun’s behavior will definitely affect all life forms harvesting energy from it.
Recently, NASA noticed a huge black mass that grows on the surface of the sun. The hole was first found by a Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO). Although, it looks worrying, the space agency assures that this dark region is not something to be afraid of.
NASA stated that the dark “patch” is called coronary hole, which is a great version of the phenomenon, which often happens on the surface of the sun.
The sun contains little solar material, have lower temperatures and therefore are much darker than their surroundings – says NASA.
The space agency explains that this mass can take up to a quarter of the sun’s surface, created by the holes in the magnetic field.
Coronal holes also emit high-speed solar particles, faster than any part of the Sun.
Some researchers and conspiracy theorists fear the discovery of the Coronal Holes. But NASA considers the findings as valuable information.
Karen C. Fox and Steele Hill of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center added:
“While it’s unclear what causes coronal holes, they correlate to areas on the sun where magnetic fields soar up and away, without looping back down to the surface, as they do elsewhere.”