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   Undertoad  Sunday Jun 29 12:31 PM

6/29/2003: Sun's surface

Turns out this is a shot from a Swedish telescope located in the Canary Islands and... well I can't really rewrite the official information, so:

<i>...allows imaging of objects less than 100-km across on the Sun's surface. When pointed toward the Sun's edge, surface objects now begin to block each other, indicating true three-dimensional information. Close inspection of the image reveals much vertical information, including spectacular light-bridges rising nearly 500-km above the floor of sunspots near the top of the image. Also visible in the above false-color image are hundreds of bubbling granules, each about 1000-km across, and small bright regions known as faculas.</i>

Or maybe I just took a picture of some bubbling brown sugar and this is a grand fake?

wolf  Sunday Jun 29 01:31 PM

Dunno. I thought it was maybe a close up shot of an orange ...

Stonan  Sunday Jun 29 04:41 PM

APOD shot from June24. A nice acompanyment to the APOD shot from 2002 November 14. Too bad there isn't a ratio included to understand the scope of the shot but a cool backdrop none the less...

xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Jun 29 06:46 PM

I saw something like that growing on an old wino.

Torrere  Sunday Jun 29 09:47 PM

At first glance, I thought it was pores.

richlevy  Monday Jun 30 09:36 PM

Originally posted by wolf
Dunno. I thought it was maybe a close up shot of an orange ...
You know, I just remembered an episode of the old (1970) TV series UFO where a spy satellite they send to observe the aliens malfunctions and they get pictures without any information on magnification or distance. The commander asks why they can't use any of it if they still get pictures and someone sets up a demostration by taking closeups of a person without telling him what the subject was. They started with an extreme closeup and pulled back in stages until he could discern the subject. It was a neat scene.

wolf  Tuesday Jul 1 02:56 AM

Too cool! Somebody else remembers that! (she says as she hums the theme song) Now I'm going to have to try to find out if there's a DVD release. I know there were videos, but I didn't manage to score any of them. (I have the ViewMaster reels, though. )

xoxoxoBruce  Monday Jul 7 06:58 PM

Here's another.

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