Saturday, July 18, 2020

really, really hot campfires

Images are starting to come in from the European Space Agency's Solar Orbiter probe. These are the closest images of the Sun, to date. And the level of detail is fascinating. One of the most striking things are the appearance of these very small solar flares which some are describing as campfires!

close up image of the Sun and its mini-flares

More interesting stuff will be coming down the pipe, particularly when the probe shifts to view the polar regions of the Sun.

Check out the ESA SO page for more info...

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