Scientists have been able to capture the most detailed photos and videos on the surface of our Sun star. For this they used special telescope, the world media writes.
Golden “cells” cover the entire surface of the star. Each is roughly the size of the state of Texas, according to scientists, cited by bTV.
Taking these shots is of great importance to the scientific community, because closer observation of the Sun will allow humans to predict its states earlier and with greater accuracy.
“This telescope will help us explore the sun and enable us to anticipate dangerous solar storms with great precision,” said France Cordova, director of the National Science Foundation, which is behind the project.
One of the tasks of the telescope is to find out why the solar corona – the atmosphere of the star – is warmer than its surface.
The NSF’s Inouye Solar Telescope provides unprecedented close-ups of the sun’s surface, but ultimately it will measure the sun’s corona – no total solar eclipse required. ?
– National Science Foundation (@NSF) January 29, 2020