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Thursday, March 22, 2007

Surface of the Sun

The telescope aboard the Japanese spacecraft Hinode (Sunrise) has captured some remarkable pictures of the sun. This video shows an area of about 5,000 square miles of the solar surface, complete with flares, bubbling, and hot plasma...

You may need some sunscreen with an SPF of over a million to get this close. There's more info on what you're seeing here.