On February 9, 2023, a shocking discovery was made when a huge part of the sun broke off and created a tornado-like swirl around its North Pole. Scientists were stunned by this unexpected event, which had never been seen before.
The phenomenon was captured on video by NASA's telescope, showing the part of the sun breaking off and swirling around its north pole. Solar physicist called the polar vortex "very curious" and it has left scientists scratching their heads as to what could have caused it.
This is not the first time that something unusual has happened on the surface of the sun. In recent years, there have been several solar prominences - large, bright loops of plasma - that have extended outwards from its surface. However, this is the first time that a large chunk of the sun has broken off and formed such an intense vortex.
The implications of this event are still unknown but scientists are working hard to understand what caused it and if there could be any long-term effects on our planet or space weather in general. For now, all we can do is watch and wait to see what happens next.