Wednesday, 29 January 2020

This is the highest-resolution photo of the sun ever taken

quote [ You can see structures on the surface as small as 18.5 miles in size.

“We have now seen the smallest details on the largest object in our solar system,” says Thomas Rimmele, the director of DKIST. The new image was taken December 10, when the telescope achieved first light. It is still technically under construction, with three more instruments set to come online. ]

I JOECAM this stuff! /25 chars
[SFW] [science & technology] [+5 Hot Pr0n]
[by knumbknutz@9:50pmGMT]

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mechanical contrivance said @ 2:12pm GMT on 30th Jan
Thumb looks like corn.
vintuk said @ 5:00pm GMT on 30th Jan
that's because someone is making popcorn on the sun.
C18H27NO3 said @ 7:44pm GMT on 30th Jan
Then why isn't it white? Even yellow corn turns white.

Sorry.

AND WTF HAPPENED TO JOECAM!!!!???
endopol said @ 8:38pm GMT on 30th Jan
Butter, duh. It's movie theater popcorn.
quaint said @ 7:31am GMT on 31st Jan
Peanut brittle, maybe?
snowfox said @ 4:31pm GMT on 31st Jan
The sun is made of caramel corn and caramel corn is mined from the sun. Duh. What did they even teach you in school??
mechanical contrivance said @ 4:41pm GMT on 31st Jan
The sun is a mass of incandescent gas; a gigantic nuclear furnace where hydrogen is built into helium at a temperature of millions of degrees.

I didn't actually learn that in school.
snowfox said @ 4:45pm GMT on 31st Jan
Then how do you explain caramel corn??
mechanical contrivance said @ 5:33pm GMT on 31st Jan
Marco Polo brought it back from China.
cb361 said @ 11:30pm GMT on 31st Jan
You're thinking of potatoes.

Speaking of which, I recently had to convince an American that the British don't pronounce potato as poe-tar-toe, and that George and Ira Gershwin had lied to them.
arrowhen said @ 9:53pm GMT on 2nd Feb
Let's call the whole thing off.

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