Caramel popcorn, anyone?
We have the National Science Foundation to thank for this. The organization tweeted the Inouye Solar Telescope visual with the message, “See the Sun like never before!”
“The images show a pattern of turbulent ‘boiling’ plasma that covers the entire Sun,” the NSF wrote on the blog. “The cell-like structures — each about the size of Texas — are the signature of violent motions that transport heat from the inside of the Sun to its surface. That hot solar plasma rises in the bright centers of ‘cells,’ cools off and then sinks below the surface in dark lanes in a process known as convection.”
There are people who went all ‘WOAH’, then there were people who, looking at the sun’s surface speckled with granular structures, said:
— Sandeep KULKARNI (@sandeep6372) January 31, 2020
— Gayathri (@Yath_lol) January 30, 2020
— 🌟Star 🌟 (@SparklngStars) January 30, 2020