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NASA has just discovered a 75,000 mile-wide hole in the Sun


NASA has just discovered a 75,000 mile-wide hole in the Sun

Yeah umm… don’t panic but NASA has just found a massive—75,000mile-wide or 120,000 kilometers if your prefer—hole in the sun.

Image Credit: NASA

Dubbed as AR2665 by the American Space Agency, scientists have issued warnings saying that it is massive enough to produce dangerous solar flares. The massive sunspot can create radio blackouts on Earth, knock out communications satellites and create dangerous radiation storms. However, it’s too early to know for sure say experts.

The massive sunspot was first detected by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory.

The SDO is designed to help us understand the Sun’s influence on Earth and Near-Earth space by studying the solar atmosphere on small scales of space and time and in many wavelengths simultaneously.

In a statement NASA officials said:

“A new sunspot group has rotated into view and seems to be growing rather quickly. It is the first sunspot to appear after the Sun was spotless for two days, and it is the only sunspot group on the Sun at this moment.”

“The time-lapse movie shows the spot growing as it rotates into view over a 42-hour period.”

The sunspot, dubbed AR2665, is 74,560 miles (120,000 kilometers) wide. Image Credit: NASA

The massive sunspot is larger than our planet and experts say it’s too early to predict how the sunspot will behave in the near future.

Forecasters from NOAA predicted a 25 percent chance of seeing M-class flares today because the sunspot was directly facing our planet.

As noted by experts, sunspots are usually darker and cooler areas on the surface of the sun and are caused by various interactions with the sun’s magnetic field.

Sunspots usually appear in areas of intense magnetic activity. When energy is released, solar flares and MASSIVE sun storms erupt from these areas.

Such sun storms could result in mind-bending auroras on Earth but could also mean lots of trouble for power grids and communication satellites.

Here’s a mind-boggling video:

Speaking to, Bruno Boni de Oliveira, an amateur photographer, said:

“For months I’ve been observing airplanes flying through the sun on their way to Newark airport. However, I’ve never been successful in capturing the perfect shot because the sun is usually too bright for a proper exposure. On July 11th, summer haze and NYC pollution allowed me properly expose the sun at a good angle for the busy air traffic route, just a few minutes before the sunset. As I focused, surprise: There was a sunspot! I quickly checked to find out it was the huge AR2665.”



Ivan is editor-in-chief at, he also writes for Universe Explorers.
You may have seen him appear on the Discovery and History Channel.

  • SaiVivek Amirishetty

    i think aliens enter that hole…it must be created by aliens…they must be technologically advanced than us….i talked about this in one believed me that time!..i thought about this,holes on the surface of the sun!

    • Savatage64 (Always Deplorable)

      Are you sure? Because freaks in America think Trump is causing this, not aliens.

  • Beetelgeuse

    1. Sunspots are not “Holes” they are places colder than its surrounding which causes to bright less and therefore appear “black” to us.

    2. A sunspot this big its not out of the ordinary, actually we should worry more for the lack of Sunspots.

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