Sun bitten by Halloween bug? NASA spies spooky jack-o'-lantern image of sun

October 12, 2014 12:52 AM

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Sun bitten by Halloween bug? NASA spies spooky jack-o'-lantern image of sun

The Sun put on a spooky face looking like a Jack-O-Lantern, just in time for Halloween, in a new image released by NASA on October 8.

The Scientific Visualization Studio managed by the space agency created the new photo, combining a pair of images accentuating yellow and gold wavelengths. The features seen on the Sun making up the face are active regions, releasing vast amounts of energy and gas.

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