Astronomers have released a detailed image of the Sun: video

American experts published a video of the Sun in high resolution. Special ground-based telescope designed to study stars, fixed area lights with area more than 200 million square kilometers.

What is known about the image

In a video released telescope Inouye Solar Telescope (IST) shows a five times higher resolution than the device Dunn Solar Telescope, filmed by the Sun earlier, according to CNET.

On a plot of hot plasma 19 000 x 10 700 kilometers of clearly marked a “hexagonal” structure. New optics allowed the scientists to see details three times smaller than was possible to capture before.

Details the image of the Sun – watch videos

Download video in high resolution at this link.

The advantages of the new equipment

According to experts of the National Science Foundation, for the first five years of observation, the IST will allow to collect more data about the Sun than was obtained for the time since the observations of Galileo in 1612.

It is expected that a record for solar telescopes of 4-meter aperture (f / 2.0) the new design will create a map of magnetic fields in the Sun’s corona and will help scientists to better understand how their changes can affect life on Earth.

Note, this is the first experimental video shot using IST, – a telescope is still in the creation process. By the time the official launch it will be the most powerful solar telescope in the world.

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