NASA Unveils New Sun Images

NASA’s new solar observatory is already giving scientists an unprecedented glimpse of the sun. The U.S. space agency has released the first images from the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, known as IRIS, which was launched one month ago.  The images show an active, dynamic region. NASA describes spots that quickly brighten and dim, and thread-like towers of energy that reveal major temperature differences in the sun’s lower atmosphere.   The IRIS satellite …

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