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A Sunspot Seen by the Most Powerful Solar Telescope in the World – Universe Today

A new image from the world’s largest solar observatory shows a spectacular, high resolution view of a gigantic sunspot. The sunpspot measures about 16,000 km (10,000…

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A new image from the worlds largest solar observatory shows a spectacular, high resolution view of a gigantic sunspot. The sunpspot measures about 16,000 km (10,000 miles) across, large enough that Earth could fit inside.
The image was taken by the new Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope, located on the summit of Haleakala, Maui, in Hawaii. Scientists say the new observatory — with its large 4-meter (13-ft) primary mirror — will enable a new era of solar science, and provide a leap forward in understanding…

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