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Technology! Isn’t it marvellous. Allows us to go further than we’ve ever gone before, venture into worlds we’d never dreamed of, take… pictures of the sun really, really close up.
Yes, for the first time ever, scientists have been able to capture photos of the giant ball of flaming gas that keeps us all alive, showing its surface in incredible detail.
See the Sun like never before! @NSF’s Inouye Solar Telescope produces first detailed images of the sun’s surface.… https://t.co/2pd69dIqB1 — National Science Foundation (@National Science Foundation)
The snaps were taken by the US National Science Foundation’s Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope, which is located on a volcano in Hawaii.
Technically the telescope isn’t even finished yet but it’s set to be the most powerful solar instrument of its kind in the world.
There's video too.
This is the sharpest movie of the Sun ever made. Even at this fine resolution, the scale is enormous; each plasma c… https://t.co/9KL1t42yka — Corey S. Powell (@Corey S. Powell)
Honestly, the big ol’ star’s surface resembles cells. Or maybe some honeycomb.
Social media users had their own comparisons to make, of course.
Some had their appetites sparked.
looks like peanut bar and im hungry https://t.co/qHY2SK7wYH — dha rini (@dha rini)
Others were reminded of their favourite computer games.
i call BULLSHIT. that's the glowstone texture from one of those photorealistic minecraft resource packs https://t.co/CEp2RYNMek — sam (@sam)
And some saw an opportunity to get rich.
I think it's look like gold so in future any space organization think about that Tour of solar system then I am rea… https://t.co/mFvrxNushR — Khan azharuddin (@Khan azharuddin)
Ok, so that’s what the sun looks like zoomed in. Next up, Uranus.
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