NASA has published its first footage of an interplanetary shockwave on the Sun. The NASA video shows particles flying away from the sun, probably due to a fast solar wind overtaking a slower current. The charged particles can be seen from the side of the sun before they spread into the solar system.
The incredible footage was captured by NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission (MMS). Dissolution tools for recording unprecedented images.
NASA said, "Interplanetary shocks are a type of collision-free shock in which particles transfer energy through electromagnetic fields rather than bouncing directly into each other.
"These collision-free shocks are a phenomenon found throughout the universe, including supernovae, black holes, and distant stars.
"MMS examines collision-free vibrations around the Earth to gain a better understanding of the vibrations throughout the universe."
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The interplanetary shock was captured on January 8, 201
NASA tweeted the footage and released: "Shocking!
"Using special instruments to see what no other spacecraft can do, our Mission Magnetospheric Multiscale carried out the first high-resolution measurements of an interplanetary shock of particles and electromagnetic waves launched by the Sun.
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NASA added, "MMS is only available once a week for interplanetary shocks due to the timing of the orbit and instruments, but scientists are confident that they will find more become.
"Right now, after experiencing a strong interplanetary shock, MMS scientists hope to discover the weaker, much rarer and less well-understood. Finding a weaker event could help launch a new regime of shock physics. "
According to NASA, the expansion of the Sun is caused by the rapid burning of helium in the core, which causes the surface layers of the star to expand.  As the star expands, the habitability zone around the star shrinks, making life harder. This process of expansion has taken place since the sun was founded 4.5 billion years ago.
Fortunately, the sun has grown "at the most" by almost 20 percent in the last four billion years. NASA said, "It will not grow much more than by a factor of a few in the next six billion years, but at that remote time, it will make a rapid transition to a red giant phase and its outer surface will expand by a few hundred times until the orbit of Venus.
"Astronomers have been looking for short-term changes in the sun's radius, but could not find much reliable evidence that the diameter of the sun changes, at least not over shorter periods of the solar cycle. "
Like any other star in the universe, the sun will eventually run out of fuel to burn and die. As the star approaches its final days, it will swell into a red giant, consuming mercury, Venus, and perhaps even Earth.
After that, the sun will shrink to an incredibly hot and dense core known as the White Dwarf. Fortunately, NASA expects this will not happen in another six to six and a half billion years.