In awe of Creation – The spectacular Sun – from NASA

I know I have a few readers who do not believe God is the Creator of this Universe, like I do. But I think we can firmly agree that we are certainly in awe of the vastness and complexity of our Universe. For some of us there is no doubt who gets the credit for it- ALMIGHTY GOD. So, even if you don’t believe God made this Universe, join me in an awe-filled  look at the sun, the moon and the Universe. (Now that we got that explained-I am going to post NASA pictures on the blog from time to time. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do)

Magnetic Loops A’Crackling on the Sun

The latest amazing close-up shot of solar activity is available courtesy of Steele Hill and NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. Steele is a Goddard media specialist who sends out packages of sun images and videos that get displayed in hundreds of museums and science centers. In Steele’s own words:

“When a substantial active region rotated into view, it was a hot-bed of dynamic motion and loops (Mar. 21-22, 2011). As observed by Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) in extreme ultraviolet light, the region’s powerful magnetic forces tangled, broke apart and reconnected with a vengeance, even popping off a few flares. Very tight close-ups such as this one had not been possible until the SDO began operations just a year ago.”

The sun erupting in 1973.

The Sun Erupts
Credit: NASA, Skylab

Explanation: The sun was captured in 1973 throwing one of the largest eruptive prominences ever recorded.  The sun will never explode, and a solar flare will never destroy the earth.  The sun is made of mostly hydrogen and helium. The sun’s center is so hot that when hydrogen nuclei collide, they stick together and release energy – a process called nuclear fusion No one knows why the center of the sun emits so few neutrinos.


The latest amazing close-up shot of solar activity is available courtesy of Steele Hill and NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. Steele is a Goddard media specialist who sends out packages of sun images and videos that get displayed in hundreds of museums and science centers. In Steele’s own words.

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