September 10, 2012
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Kalliopi Monoyios is the illustrator of several best-selling science books including Neil Shubin's
August 31st Coronal Mass Ejection. Image Credit: NASA/GSFC/SDO
If you live in the upper latitudes and noticed an awesome aurora last week, behold the cause. Just a few days before the aurora, on August 31st, the sun threw a major tantrum and ejected a large amount of matter into space (sun places thumb to nose and wiggles fingers delivering an emphatic “thbtbtbtbtthtbtbtbtht! So there!”) This photograph of the coronal mass ejection (CME) is spectacular, but even more so when compared to Earth. Kind of makes you feel small, no!?
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About the Author:
Kalliopi Monoyios is the illustrator of several best-selling science books including Neil Shubin's The Universe Within
, Shubin’s Your Inner Fish
, and Jerry Coyne’s Why Evolution is True
. Her illustration portfolio can be found at kalliopimonoyios.com
Follow her solo on Twitter at @eyeforscience. For tweets from the whole Symbiartic crew,
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