The astronomers in the United States has released the clearest image of the Sun and gives the pleasure of watching the Sun like never before. The telescope with an almost 13-foot mirror which is the largest solar telescope helped in capturing this picture.
The Telescope was renamed from Advanced Technology Solar Telescope to late Senator Daniel Inouye in Dec 2013.
“Since NSF began work on this ground-based telescope, we have eagerly awaited the first images,” the National Science Foundation director said.
“Over the next six months, the Inouye telescope’s team of scientists, engineers and technicians will continue testing and commissioning the telescope to make it ready for use by the international solar scientific community. The Inouye Solar Telescope will collect more information about our Sun during the first five years of its lifetime than all the solar data gathered since Galileo first pointed a telescope at the Sun in 1612,” programme director in NSF David Boboltz said.
“We can now share these images and videos, which are the most detailed of our Sun to date. NSF’s Inouye Solar Telescope will be able to map the magnetic fields within the Sun’s corona, where solar eruptions occur that can impact life on Earth. This telescope will improve our understanding of what drives space weather and ultimately help forecasters better predict solar storms,” he added.
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