The sun in detail: Contorted center of sunspot nearly twice the size of Earth

Posted by on January 17, 2017 2:18 pm
Categories: Science

New images have revealed otherwise invisible details of our Sun, including a new view of the dark, contorted center of a sunspot that is nearly twice the diameter of the Earth. The images are the first ever made of the Sun with a facility where ESO is a partner. The results are an important expansion of the range of observations that can be used to probe the physics of our nearest star.

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