NASA Captures The Most Striking Photo Of The Sun Yet

NASA Captures The Most Striking Photo Of The Sun Yet


You are looking at the Sun’s Evil Eye. Or the Death Star ready to shoot its planet-destructing laser. Or Jean Grey turning into the Phoenix. Actually, I really don’t care about what the hell is going on here — it just looks amazing.

And the fact is that, even while this M4.7-class solar flare ended before any coronal mass ejection happened, it doesn’t make it look less scary. According to NASA, “this image is shown in the 131 Angstrom wavelength, a wavelength that is typically colourised in teal and that provided the most detailed picture of this particular flare.”

So. Pretty. [NASA Goddard Flickr]