You may not be aware, but this is my third go-round at Muskegon Radio. A couple years back, I was the morning show host for the now defunct Star 108. They gave that frequency to our friends at WMUS, About 25 years or so prior to that I got my start in professional radio for an AM/FM combo which no longer exists either. (Man I must be old) Anyway, I'm back again and ready to deliver you a steady dose of your favorite rock-n-roll along with some information you can use and maybe even a grin or two. Take care and thanks for listening!
When NASA mounted an experimental camera to a rocket, they were really only testing the camera's design. They didn't expect to get the clearest images we've ever seen of the sun's atmosphere. Clumps of plasma move in opposite directions along the sun's magnetic field in a way never before observed. At some point the magnetic field lines twist together, which is where the camera caught another previously unheard of phenomenon: sparkles. Bright sparkles of light flash across the sun's atmosphere, releasing huge amounts of energy in just a few seconds. NASA says the sparkles could solve the mystery of why the sun's atmosphere is hotter than its surface. We just think they look cool. — By Nick Mangione