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High-resolution solar telescope reveals incredible images of the Sun

Source: NSO / AURA / NSFSource: NSO / AURA / NSF

Recently, the first high-resolution photo of the Daniel K. Inouye solar telescope, located in Hava, was revealed. Even though it is the closest star on our planet, the sun still has many mysteries. Its behavior, which causes changes in the Earth's climate, proved to be difficult to understand and in an attempt to unravel what is behind its operation, there are telescopes like the one mentioned above, to monitor its activity.

The Daniel K. Inouye solar telescope is capable of generating images of the Sun's magnetic field in as much detail as possible

One of the main objectives of the Daniel K. Inouye solar telescope is to generate images of the Sun's magnetic field in as much detail as possible and thereby generate data for various applications. The president of the Association of Universities in Astronomy Research, responsible for managing the telescope, says:

"On Earth, we can predict whether it will rain very accurately anywhere in the world with great precision and the space climate does not yet exist"

The solar telescope located in Haleakala, Maui, Hawaii, has a 4-meter mirror, the largest ever made for this purpose. In order to be able to function stably, without overheating, there is an advanced cooling system. Lenses remove distors from the atmosphere, with a temperature control around the dome being made by a component called "heat stop" (heat stop, to filter the excess energy accumulated.

The image generated shows us gases circulating around the sun. The generation of heat takes the gas to the surface in the center of each cell and then spreads and descends into the dark lines. Each cell is approximately the size of the state of Texas, according to the National Solar Observatory.

The image generated will not be used for scientific purposes. For the time being, the team at the solar telescope is carrying out the calibration of the telescope so that it can be used in the coming months. The goal is that the data generated by the Hawaiian telescope be cross-checked with that of NASA's Parker Solar Probe and the European Space Agency / NASA Solar Orbiter, so that a more complete image is obtained to analyze how the Sun works.

Source: Gizmodo, aura-astronomy

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