NASA space telescope Hi-C did pictures hot solar atmosphere such high resolution, which the scientists did not exist before. Hi-C has made 165 shots of the active region of the solar corona and was able to make out details in the solar atmosphere, the size of which is only about 150 kilometers.
NASA said that it would be like to see a coin from a distance of six kilometers.
In new photographs show the magnetic
are twisted around each other, like braids, and when these braids unravel occur simultaneously releases energy. These findings reinforce the theory put forward 30 years ago, that, probably, the magnetic field is the energy source that causes solar flares and coronal mass ejections.
Karel Schrijver, an astrophysicist at the Center for Advanced Technology of Lockheed Martin, said that magnetic storms manifest themselves both in space and on Earth.
"Our society is becoming increasingly dependent on space-based technologies in the field of navigation and communication, and even imagine a life without electricity we can not do. But powerful magnetic storm can cause huge problems – damage the power grid or damage the navigation system," – said the expert .
NASA astrophysicist Sertan, the Center for the Marshall Space Flight in Alabama, said that if scientists were able to predict space weather, it would reduce the negative effects of magnetic storms on the economy and society.
Sub-orbital rocket NASA telescope was launched in July last year.