New images of the Sun’s surface reveal sunspots and other structures in the most detail ever recorded, CNN reported May 25..
One of the published sunspot images.
One of the published sunspot images. (Photo: US National Solar Observing Center).
Eight images – released by the US National Solar Observation Center (NSO) on May 19 – were taken with the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope on the island of Maui, Hawaii, US.
Although the Sun is increasingly active – peaking in July 2025 – the images show another, more peaceful side to the Sun’s surface.
alternating current Photo of sunspots shows that hot, bright plasma flows to the surface, while darker, cooler plasma flows downward. have chromosphere – the upper atmosphere of the Sun – filamentous structures suggest the existence of an electromagnetic field.
Another photo shows a black spot that has lost most of its surrounding shadow. Researchers believe this is the final stage of the “life cycle” of a black spot before disappearing.
The researchers also captured the “bridge of light” – the structure passes through the darkest points of the sunspot. alternating current “bridge” This complex has different forms. Scientists believe this is a sign that blackheads are about to disappear.
The Anouye telescope is considered the largest and most powerful telescope placed on the surface of the Earth. Scientists hope this product will help them answer questions about the Sun – including the origin of solar storms or decipher the complexity of the electromagnetic field surrounding this celestial body.
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New images of the Sun’s surface reveal sunspots and a number of other structures in a level of detail never seen before, CNN reports on…