NASA announced that he had taken a "tsunami" solar. The two spacecraft mission twin Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory ( STEREO ) have taken the phenomenon in February 2009. A sunspot, the number 11012, suddenly exploded.
The explosion hurled a cloud of gas in space of billions of tons of weight, and this has created a tsunami along the surface of the sun.
The two spacecraft of the STEREO mission recorded the wave from two different positions (they are found at 90 ° to each other), giving researchers an unprecedented view of the phenomenon.
The existence of the phenomenon was so far only theorized. "Now we know," says Joe Gurman of the Solar Physics Laboratory at the Goddard Space Flight Center, "solar tsunami that are real."
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