Sun, Seen by Hinode (NASA, Sun, October 2006)

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    This image of the sun was taken Oct. 28, 2006 by Hinode's X-Ray Telescope. One of three instruments on board Hinode, The X-Ray Telescope is designed to capture images of the sun's outer atmosphere, the corona. The corona is the spawning ground for explosive activity on the sun, such as coronal mass ejections. Powered by the sun's magnetic field, this violent activity produces significant effects in the space between the sun and Earth.

    Image credit: Hinode JAXA/NASA/PPARC

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    www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/solar-b/solar_014.html

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    1. Julie Lyn 64 months ago | reply

      Hot enough for you??

    2. rockdaskulls 57 months ago | reply

      Awesome, really.....

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    6. ^^Jared^^ 43 months ago | reply

      Great shot!!!

    7. solarenerg 32 months ago | reply

      Looks amazing!!!

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