A never-before-seen magnetic explosion has confirmed a long-suspected theory about our Sun, not to mention creating a dramatic light show spotted for the first time. NASA scientists at the Solar Dynamics Observatory caught the moment a vast loop of superheated material erupted from the surface of the Sun on the SDO’s sensors, then blossomed into a magnetic explosion.
The Sun is hardly a stable subject for observation by the SDO team, frequently seeing huge eruptions of material, swinging magnetic fields, and more. However while NASA and other scientists have seen magnetic field lines explosively snap and realign before, this is the first time it has been caught being triggered by an eruption.
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.