Dark Sun Sizzling

By Sean Carroll | July 10, 2006 11:14 am

Today’s Astronomy Picture of the Day:

Sun in UV
It’s a false-color image of the Sun in ultraviolet (click for better resolution). Put together using data from TRACE, a NASA Small Explorer satellite. You’re seeing the bubbling gas of the solar corona looping along magnetic fields.

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  • Uncle Enzo

    Forza il sole!
    Forza astronomia!

  • http://spacecatrocketship.blogspot.com/ Pacian

    Ooh… APOD. Now that is a nifty link.

    And nice to see a different face for something so familar.

  • agm

    Go go gadget solar UV imager!

  • Ben L

    Now that just made my desktop (replacing a simulated ATLAS event display that’s been there for almost a year), so thanks.

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About Sean Carroll

Sean Carroll is a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Physics at the California Institute of Technology. His research interests include theoretical aspects of cosmology, field theory, and gravitation. His most recent book is The Particle at the End of the Universe, about the Large Hadron Collider and the search for the Higgs boson. Here are some of his favorite blog posts, home page, and email: carroll [at] cosmicvariance.com .

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