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This enormous tornado erupting from the surface of the sun is big enough to swallow the Earth. In fact, it could swallow five Earths.
Discovered using NASA’s Solar Dynamic Observatory satellite, this colossal twisting mass is made up of superheated gas at a temperature of between 90,000 and 3.6 million degrees Fahrenheit.
Over the course of three hours, this behemoth reached up from the sun’s surface to a height of 125,000 miles, or roughly half the distance between the Earth and the moon. The hot gases were whipped up to nearly 186,000 miles per hour. In comparison, the wind speed of terrestrial tornadoes generally reaches a paltry 100 miles per hour.
Scientists have previously seen smaller solar tornadoes with other sun-observing satellites but this one — spotted in September 2011 — is thought to be the first one ever filmed. Since then, researchers have seen at least one more solar tornado, an Earth-sized twister.
These tornadoes often precede events known as coronal mass ejections — huge eruptions of charged particles that blast out of the sun’s surface with tremendous energy. Such flare-ups are thought to be related to interactions among the sun’s magnetic field lines, whose corkscrewing movements also shape the solar tornado.
Oh shit. Ain’t that something.
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On The Menu: The UP Repertory Company’s LEAN
"Huwag ninyong hayaan ang inyong pag-aaral ay maging sagabal sa inyong edukasyon." In between the harsh dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos and the triumph of the People Power Revolution, there stood an iconic student activist named Leandro Alejandro. His life of activism takes centerstage in Gary Granada’s LEAN THE MUSICAL (1997), beginning with his experiences as a student in UP Diliman and ending with his untimely death at age 27. Fighting for national democracy in the university and in the nation, Lean would prove his importance in history with his works as an activist, a politician, a friend, a husband, a son and a father. His life has defined an era of student activism and his work still inspires the youth today.
Directed by UP Rep alumna Kathryn Manga and featuring new musical arrangement by Karl Ramirez, LEAN features powerful catchy songs that breathe new life to the many different characters and personas of the 1980s. Through song and dance, the musical not only tells the story of the influential student activist but also creatively re-imagines the loud cries of the masses and the lives of our so-called “iskolar ng bayan” during this era.
As part of its 41st anniversary celebration, The UP Repertory Company proudly presents LEAN, a musical that will surely get your toes tapping with an endless surge of LSS-worthy tunes and creative dances of joy and sorrow while provoking thoughts on our current society, leaving an important question to the audience – kung hindi ngayon, kailan pa?
LEAN runs on September 9, 14, 16, 21 (3pm and 7pm) and September 13 and 20 (7pm only) at the Dalisay Aldaba Recital Hall, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City. For ticket inquiries, contact Jenica (09163210485). Tickets are at 250php, 200php for UP students.
About The UP Repertory Company
The University of the Philippines Repertory Company (UP REP) is a non-stock, non-profit student theater organization that has delivered performances to a variety of audience, in and outside of the University. The company aims to enlighten its audience on different social issues and to bring Philippine Theater closer to the masses. The organization is nearing its 41st anniversary.