New Photos of Sun are Most Detailed Ever

Atrail

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Despite the detail ? the photos resolve things down to 62 miles (100 kilometers) -- researchers still don?t know the details of how sunspots work.

"It is clear that everything we see is the result of the interplay of magnetic fields and the solar gas, or plasma," Kiselman explained. "The heat of the Sun tries to push through, carried by convection currents which are hindered by the magnetic fields. But exactly what happens and why these kind of structures are formed, we don't know."
 

MichaelD

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Very nice. thanks for sharing. That "filament" picture is now my desktop wallpaper. It's neato.
 

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