The beautiful surface of the Sun

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21 Responses to “The beautiful surface of the Sun”

  1. Jorpho says:

    It’s nice, I guess, but not worthy of hyperbole.  “Like nothing I’ve ever seen before”?  It brings to mind a microscope image of a dust particle – or even a macroscopic image of a piece of fluff.

  2. Mind: blown

    Liek Jorpho, I thought it looked like something hugely magnified (instead of exactly the opposite!), but I was thinking more biological. This a bacteria, or a virus (do they look like that? probably not) or a fungus spore.

  3. LintMan says:

    Compare the full sun photo to this one:
     http://www.visualphotos.com/image/1×7548777/human_egg_cell_and_sperm_cells_esem

  4. fractos says:

    Link to the full sun one… stunning (new desktop bg): 
    http://www.avertedimagination.com/img_pages/x-rated2.html

  5. haineux says:

    SOLARIS. (the book, by Stanislaw Lem.)

  6. Jim Saul says:

    The color so makes me crave raspberry sherbet.

  7. Austin Burns says:

    It was also the Astronomy Picture of the Day yesterday http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap120314.html . And you should really make that site one of your daily visits, it always has great stuff.

  8. gullevek says:

    This one is just awesome, but as others have already linked, the full sun disk has to be seen too. This is just so abstract, it is almost not comprensible, that this is the sun after all.

  9. Brie says:

    I see Stewie  from Family Guy.

  10. BombBlastLightingWaltz says:

    Ionic pattering. Wonder what keeps it from blowing to smithereens 

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