Image of the Month: Solar Corona
The first images from the ESA’s Solar Orbiter are here - and they show the Sun’s Corona in UV
Lauren Robertson | | Quick Read
This image, taken by the Extreme Ultraviolet Imager on the ESA’S Solar Orbiter, shows the upper atmosphere of the sun – the corona – in UV. The orbiter carries instruments to sample properties of the sun. For example, the SPICE (Spectral Imaging of the Coronal Environment) instrument rapidly analyzes different ions in the solar wind (temperatures of around 50,000 Kelvin) to allow scientists to monitor rapid changes in the sun’s features.
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