A powerful ground-based solar telescope has captured new images of the sun’s surface, revealing intricate details of the star’s magnetic field. The Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope, located in Hawaii, released images that show the sun’s surface with unprecedented detail, at a resolution of 30 km. The images capture cellular-level structures, which are the result of massive convective cells that transport heat to the sun’s surface. These images will allow scientists to untangle the complex processes that underlie the sun’s activity, from its magnetic field to the eruption of solar flares.
Today: December 6, 2023