The biggest solar telescope in Europe has released remarkable close-up pictures of the sun — and they are somewhat terrifying. GREGOR, a telescope worked by a group of German researchers at the Teide Observatory in Spain, has gotten new high-resolution pictures of the many-sided structure of the sun — the best at any point caught by an European telescope, researchers said.
Specialists credited the at no other time seen detail of the pictures to a significant update of the telescope by researchers and architects at the Leibniz Institute for Solar Physics (KIS).
The new optics permit researchers to study magnetic fields, convection, turbulence, solar ejections and sunspots in more prominent detail than any time in recent memory.
Researchers said that, utilizing GREGOR, they can study subtleties as little as 30 miles across on the sun’s surface — a small part of its 865,000-mile measurement. “This is as if one saw a needle on a soccer field perfectly sharp from a distance of one kilometer,” specialists said.
The sun is inclined to various phenomena, from sunspots to sunlight based tempests and flares — a considerable lot of which are driven by its serious attractive field.
Very little is perceived about the attractive field itself, so very close pictures of the sun’s surface are vital to uncovering its complexities.
The photographs show “astonishing” subtleties of sunspot development and complex structures in sun based plasma, scientists said. Sunspots are briefly more obscure regions because of decreased surface temperature, brought about by magnetic field flux.
“This was a very exciting, but also extremely challenging project. In only one year we completely redesigned the optics, mechanics, and electronics to achieve the best possible image quality,” Dr. Lucia Kleint, who drove the task, said in a news discharge.
The group’s research was at first stopped due to Covid lockdowns, yet specialists said they were anxious to return to the lab when Spain resumed in July.
By finding out about the sun’s attractive action, researchers will have the option to all the more likely encourage on the best way to secure innovation, for example, satellites, and our planet from solar activity.
“The project was rather risky because such telescope upgrades usually take years, but the great team work and meticulous planning have led to this success,” said Dr. Svetlana Berdyugina, director of KIS. “Now we have a powerful instrument to solve puzzles on the Sun.”