NASA spots monster hole on the sun

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Nasa Spots Monster Hole on the Sun

If I were to tell you that our sun, the nice warm thing in the sky keeping us alive on this planet, was disintegrating, would you panic?

Scientists at NASA have revealed a massive hole taking up more than ten percent of our sun's surface.

But before you start planning to move to Mars, a NASA spokesman has claimed the hole is a little something called a coronal hole.

These holes contain little solar material, and their temperatures are lower than other portions of the sun, which makes them appear much darker than their surroundings.

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Interestingly, the appearance of this coronal hole may coincide with the aurora borealis, commonly referred to as the northern lights, recently blasted by solar winds.

This would severely disrupt our communication systems, as well as blast us with cancer-causing UV rays.

Thankfully, Earth's trusty magnetosphere is there to keep us safe.

NASA asserts that the hole isn't a concern, but admits they aren't really sure why these holes form in the first place.

One thing's for sure: there are many people who can get away with an "I don't really know" response, but NASA is not one of them.

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