Thursday, September 09, 2004

The squirming coil

OK, Tom stumped me with the title of his latest post. I could guess that "melting wax and feathers brown" referred to Icarus, but...?

Anyway, it was easy to google, and you can too. Then you'll also know that my title refers to the Sun.

And speaking of that golden coil, how's this for squirming? The TRACE satellite has been making fabulous pictures of the Sun's surface since 1998. These powerful magnetic storms spew into space the particles the Genesis craft was trying to catch and return to Earth.

Make sure to click on link to larger pic.