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    NASA Finds Square Hole in the Sun

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    A NASA craft recently caught sight of what looks like a square hole in the sun.

    A NASA craft recently caught sight of what looks like a square hole in the sun.

    The technical name for the anomaly is a coronal hole, and it’s an area where the magnetic field is lacking.

    Typically, the sun is covered by containment force that keeps its plasma in place.

    That trapped plasma is what gives the sun its glow so when it’s free to roam, the area appears dark and hollow.

    Square is just one of the many shapes coronal holes can take.

    While from a distance it looks like there’s not much going on in the dark expanse, up close there’s a lot of activity to observe.

    Said one expert, "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."

    The coronal hole also allows solar winds to escape which can have far reaching effects, including impacting the magnetic field of planets.

    Earthlings have been advised not to be overly concerned with this one, as its location diminishes the likelihood that this planet will be impacted.

    Coronal holes in general are fairly regular occurrences.