Stunning X-Ray Portrait Of The Sun Snapped By NASA's NuSTAR Space Telescope

December 22, 2014 10:07 PM

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NuSTAR may have been built to observe black holes and other objects in deep space, but NASA's supersensitive space telescope can also do a bang-up job of imaging the sun. Just have a look at this glorious new photo released by the space agency on Dec. 22.

(Click on image below for large size--story continues below.) X-rays stream off the sun in this image combining data from NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) space telescope, overlaid on a photo taken by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO).

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