NASA Solar Collage

    Science shows its beauty: a collage of “good and light” appeared on the NASA website - 48 photographs of the Sun taken with the help of spectral cameras in the SDO and SOHO spacecraft-observatories. Frames represent various temperature layers. Pictures were taken in various color spectra to analyze the structure of the star.

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    For observation, solar telescopes use information about the wavelength in two ways:
    for the entire spectrum of radiation - allows you to imagine the overall temperature picture;
    radiation at a certain frequency - allows you to monitor a specific layer of the atmosphere.

    For example, the following solar structures (wavelengths in angstroms) are included in SDO observations:
    • 4500: photosphere - the visible surface of the Sun.
    • 1700: chromosphere - a more burning atmospheric layer located above the photosphere.
    • 1600: transition region between the chromosphere and the corona.
    • 304: Light emitted from the chromosphere and transition zone.
    • 171: calm areas of the crown.
    • 193: active regions of the crown
    • 211: high temperature corona zones with increased magnetic activity.
    • 335: also high-temperature zones of the corona with increased magnetic activity.
    • 94: areas of the corona during solar flares.
    • 131: The hottest substances at the time of a solar flare.


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