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The largest solar telescope captures never-seen-before image of sun

Jan 30, 2020 16:27 IST

The world’s largest solar telescope--the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST)--has captured the highest-resolution image of the sun that show features as small as 30km across the celestial body for the first time ever. The cell-like structures--each about the size of Texas--convect masses of hot, excited gas, or plasma from the inside of the sun to its surface. The hot solar material rises in the bright centers, cools off and then sinks below the surface in dark lanes. The image begins what scientists hope will be a nearly 50-year study of the Earth's star.

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