I haven’t got the hang of this yet.

But I found a cool image that I would like to share. It’s found at

You see, I don’t know how to stick a link in my post. So I’m just saying.

It’s a very closeup image of a sunspot. The picture was made using the Swedish Solar Telescope in its first year (2002) of operation on the Canary Island of La Palma. Along with features described as hairs and canals are dark cores visible within the bright filaments that extend into the sunspot, representing previously unknown and unexplored solar phenomena. The filaments’ newly revealed dark cores are seen to be thousands of kilometers long but only about 100 kilometers wide. Resolving features 100 kilometers wide or less is a milestone in solar astronomy and has been achieved here using adaptive optics, digital image stacking, and processing techniques to counter the blurring effect of Earth’s atmosphere.sunspot_closeup_big.jpg

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