Friday, August 27

New solar telescope huge success


This is the first picture of the sun taken with the recently completed NST, the New Solar Telescope. Very impressive. If you want to be immersed in the minutiae of this project, click here. Fans of Rayleigh scattering and albedo will be thrilled.

1 comment:

Susan said...

I just didn't expect a sun spot to look like this. I don't know how I thought it should look - maybe like a giant mole. This sort of looks like a gigantic sea anemone or the centre of a flower....it's hard to grasp that the hole is 1 1/2 times the size of Earth.