Jan 29, 2020

This is the highest-resolution photo of the sun ever taken

Posted by in categories: particle physics, space

There’s a good reason why we need to take a closer look at the sun. When the solar atmosphere releases its magnetic energy, it results in explosive phenomena like solar flares that hurl ultra-energized particles through the solar system in all directions, including ours. This […] can wreak havoc on things like GPS and electrical grids. Learning more about solar activity could give us more notice of when hazardous space weather is due to hit.

You can see structures on the surface as small as 18.5 miles in size.

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