Tornadoes On The Sun Could Swallow Earth

Tornadoes On The Sun Could Swallow Earth

A 2.8-million-degree tornado swirled up from the sun from September 1–3, 2015, lasting a total of 40 hours. These masses of plasma spin up to 600 times as fast as tornado winds on Earth. Multiple have been recorded by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which studies the solar magnetic field and the sun's staggering space weather.

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