First Detailed Images Of Sun’s Surface Captured

First Detailed Images Of Sun’s Surface Captured

The Daniel K Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) in Hawaii recently captured the first detailed images of the Sun’s surface. DKIST is the world’s largest solar telescope. Its construction began in 2012 and, though its not 100% done, the power of this instrument is being realized by astronomers everywhere. The images, shown above, reveal the Sun’s turbulent surface with a number of magnetic structures. “These are the highest-resolution images and movies of the solar surface ever taken,” DKIST director Thomas Rimmele stated. “Up to now, we’ve just seen the tip of the iceberg.”

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