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Tornadoes in Space

This isn't political, but it's made of awesome.

Nearly at the peak of its 11-year Solar Cycle 24, a NASA spacecraft captured a video that shows Earth-sized solar tornadoes dancing across the sun's surface. The tornadoes had gusts of up to 482,803 km/h (300,000 mph). [...]

How did such a storm happen? The massive solar tornadoes were created due to competing magnetic forces that rapidly pull the charged magnetic particles on the sun back and forth, which creates images of what NASA astronomers saw.

It's haunting how similar they look to your average spring tornado here on planet Earth.