Looks like pure Gold – US Telescope produces stunning HD images of Sun’s surface

The Hawaii-based Daniel K. Inouye Telescope produced stunning HD images of the Sun.

Surface of the Sun HD view

The tiny cell-like structures seen in the pictures are each about the size of Texas (approximately 678,052 sq km), as per the data released by the National Science Foundation (US).


The scientists explained that the hot plasma rises in the bright centers of these ‘cells’ and then sinks below the surface in the surrounding dark lanes, in a process called ‘convection.’

Scientists intend to map the magnetic fields of Sun’s corona, enabling them to predict solar activity much faster than now. They also hope to deduce the reasons for solar activity and to decipher the mysteries of the Sun.

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