New images have been released from the world’s largest solar observatory. The observatory is called the Daniel K. Inoy Solar Telescope, and is located on the Hawaiian island of Maui. Scientists took this image on January 28, 2020, but it has now been released to the public only. The huge sunspot seen in the center of the photo below is around 10,000 miles away.
Scientists say scientists Sunspot With little space left, the earth can fit inside. The National Science Foundation owns the telescope, and it released a picture with a video of the sunspot on Friday. Researchers say the Sunspot image has a spatial resolution that is 2.5 times higher than previously achieved.
The resolution allows the image to show magnetic structures as small as 20 kilometers above the surface of the sun. While the telescope is the world’s largest solar observatory, it is still in the final stages of completion. The image suggests that the telescope’s advanced optics and four-meter primary mirror will allow scientists to see the sun over the next solar cycle.
The project’s scientists point out that the image is not the only sunspot that can now be seen with the naked eye on the sun. It is also worth noting at this point that you cannot look directly at the sun without special equipment. The paper detailing the sunspots seen in the image is the first in a series of articles featured in solar physics as a result of data collected by the observatory.
A very sharp look at the dark center of the sunspot shows the hot and cold gases emanating from the dark center and is the result of sculpting by the combination of intense magnetic fields and hot gases coming from below. The dark sunspot is cooler than the area around the sun but still very hot with 7500 degrees Fahrenheit.
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