Desi Twitteratis questions NSF over detailed photo of the sun's surface. Chikki hai kya ?
The never-before-seen images of the Sun's turbulent surface have been released by National Science Foundation
in the US. The Daniel K Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) on the summit of Haleakala, Maui in Hawaii, released the pictures that show details as small as 30 km across the sun, reported the BBC.
This is remarkable when set against the scale of our star, which has a diameter of about 1.4 million km and is 149 million km from Earth. The cell-like structures are roughly the size of the US state of Texas. They are convecting masses of hot, excited gas, or plasma.
Sun's surface looks like chikky from India. pic.twitter.com/CAXgUUkPZn— Kumar Shubham (@professor_WTAF) January 30, 2020
The most detailed image of the Sun's surface we've captured is basically that of a low res Chikki. pic.twitter.com/vZUHh0ayGe— Siddharth Panda (@realslimsiddy) January 30, 2020