Jan 25, 2022

NASA’s Spacecraft Sent to “Touch the Sun” Snaps First Image from “Inside” Sun’s Atmosphere

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The photograph was captured by the probe’s WISPR (Wide-field Imager for Solar Probe) instrument when the spacecraft traveled at a distance of 16.9 million miles from the sun, inside our star’s corona.

The image shows distinct jets of solar material, dubbed coronal streamers, seen to the left/center of the image.

The bright spot you see in the above image is Mercury.

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