Largest Solar Telescope In The World Snaps Awesome, High-Def Images Of The Sun

July 15, 2014 12:49 PM

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Largest Solar Telescope In The World Snaps Awesome, High-Def Images Of The Sun

Recent observations from the largest solar telescope on Earth reveal a never-before-seen look at fine structures on the sun.

The measurements, taken at Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) in California, show that sunspots, once considered relatively quiet regions, can be surprisingly active. The telescope also captured images of unusual events known as three-ribbon solar flares, a powerful rearrangement of the sun's magneti...

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