NASA just found a giant, square hole in the sun

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May 13, 2014, 3:09 PM EDT (Updated)

The folks at NASA recently spotted something very strange in the sun, and under the right filters it looks like a legit doorway straight to interstellar hell.

A coronal hole was spotted with NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, and once you take a look at it under ultraviolet light, it’s absolutely stunning. And weirdly terrifying. Seriously, look at that thing.

Here’s the agency’s description:

A coronal hole, almost square in its shape, is one of the most noticeable features on the Sun of late (May 5-7, 2014). A coronal hole is an area where high-speed solar wind streams into space. It appears dark in extreme ultraviolet light as there is less material to emit in these wavelengths. Inside the coronal hole you can see bright loops where the hot plasma outlines little pieces of the solar magnetic field sticking above the surface. Because it is positioned so far south on the Sun, there is less chance that the solar wind stream will impact us here on Earth.

Check out a video of the ultraviolet view below and let us know what you think:

(Via Sploid)