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April 17, 2020

Close up of sun showing pattern of turbulent 'boiling' plasma

The Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope produced the highest resolution images of the sun's surface. This close up shows a pattern of turbulent "boiling" plasma that covers the entire sun and is the signature of violent motions that transport heat from the inside of the sun to its surface.

Learn more about this research in the NSF news release NSF’s newest solar telescope produces first images; or in the NSF Solar Science Special Report. (Date image taken: 2018; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: April 17, 2020)

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