SCIENTIFIC IMAGING AS ART
AN OBJET TROUVÉ 25 TIMES THE SIZE OF THE EARTH
A single, gigantic prominence blossomed out from the Sun on the day back in 2010 that NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory began taking images of the Sun. It reached out over 25 times the size of Earth.
Prominences are unstable clouds of cooler gas tethered above the Sun’s surface by magnetic forces.
IMAGE acquired by SDO | Solar Dynamics Observatory and manipulated by NASA artist-scientists.