Origins of Sun's swirling spicules discovered. For the first time, a computer simulation -- so detailed it took a full year to run -- shows how spicules form, helping scientists understand how spicules can break free of the sun's surface and surge upward so quickly. Source 8c
Now this is cool stuff. It's crazy they spent a whole year entering data and working on the model. But what they learned is awesome. I just wonder sometimes where the mystery is going.
The more we can learn about the universe the better off and more advanced we will become. Knowing more about the sun and how it operates the more we can learn about what places will have a stable sun to colonize the planets around it. All in all this helps us further our goals of reaching for the stars.
Yes, the sun is an ordinary, solar-type star after all. The Sun is a solar-type star, a new study claims -- resolving an ongoing controversy about whether the star at the center of our Solar System exhibits the same cyclic behavior as other nearby, solar-type stars. Source 5r.
Sun's core rotates four times faster than its surface. The sun's core rotates nearly four times faster than the sun's surface, an international team of astronomers reports. The most likely explanation is that this core rotation is left over from the period when the sun formed, some 4.6 billion years ago. Source 6o.
I think the core of the sun is the primary fuel of the sun. The fact it is spinning four times faster than the outer surface could be the source of its gravitational pull sort of like the earths own gravitational pull. Thus the reason it attracted orbiting bodies that formed over time. The more we know about this star the better we will be able to know about potential planets to habitat as we reach the stars.
I absolutely agree with you. And since we're going to live to 240 this is important for us!
In all seriousness, this is important for us to know what to look for in possible habitable solar systems. This is simply another piece to the puzzle.
Central mysteries of solar physics. Scientists have shed new light on one of the central mysteries of solar physics: how energy from the Sun is transferred to the star's upper atmosphere, heating it to 1 million degrees Fahrenheit and higher in some regions, temperatures that are vastly hotter than the Sun's surface. Source 3f.