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The Return of the Star Cruiser Mystery, What is Happening to the Sun?

Staring at the Sun is a common pastime for many now that SDO and other satellites are constantly feeding visual data back to Earth, a pastime that once left many blind. Scott Waring is one such individual, constantly keeping an eye on the spectacular light show blasting forth from the Sun. Recently using Helioviewer.org Scott captured on of the most unusual phenomenon’s to emerge from this preponderance of new data, Star Cruisers parking near the sun.

The latest footage takes this new phenomenon even further, until now these Star Cruisers have been spherical, looking like Death Stars parked in close proximity to the Sun. This latest footage however has captured a triangular shaped object emerging from within the Sun. Looking like an Imperial Star Destroyer this ominous object is as large as our moon and seemingly impervious to the Sun’s radiation.

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Making Movies using Helioviewer.org, Staring at the Sun in Safety…

With the recent explosion of solar observing satellites generating an incredible amount of data the view of our Sun has never been clearer. Helping to bring all of this data together Helioviewer draws on all of the available data to help visualize the sun.

An incredible flexible and fun tool Helioviewer allows you to look closely at the Sun from any angle and in many spectrums. Once you have discovered an interesting angle you can generate a time-lapse movie of the Suns activities. Follow the links below to have some Helioviewer fun.

Presented for you viewing pleasure is an incredibly mesmerizing view of our Sun generated by an incredible website. Sit back, relax and enjoy staring at the sun without consequence.

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