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Telescope captures the sun’s surface in highest detail yet

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor January 31, 2020 15:28

Telescope captures the sun’s surface in highest detail yet

Images from a powerful new telescope installed on top of a volcano in Hawaii show the surface of the sun in the closest detail yet, revealing features as small as 30km across. They were captured by the National Science Foundation’s Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope, which sits at around 10,000 feet above sea level near the summit of Haleakala volcano in Maui, Hawaii.

The telescope, which features the world’s largest solar 4-meter mirror, could enable a greater understanding of the sun and its impact on our planet.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor January 31, 2020 15:28