What are these glorious golden space swirls? According to NASA, who captured this video with the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), this happened when a dark solar filament erupted and caused a chain reaction.They call these cascading magnetic arches because what you see here is a lot of particles spinning around the sun's magnetic field lines.
Here's a video where you can see what a dark solar filament looks like. The darker area, almost in the shape of a circle is it. Filaments are plasma held above the sun's surface by magnetic forces.
Astronaut Satoshi Furukawa builds his own version of the International Space Station out of LEGO while orbiting the Earth itself. Feel free to post your favorite variations of "Yo Dawg" related to this event in the comments below!
Badass astronaut and second man on the moon, Buzz Aldrin has recently taken to wearing an appropriately badass shirt while making the news rounds to support America beefing up space exploration funding.