New Sunspot Picture Is Most Detailed To Date

10/30/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Researchers at Big Bear Solar Observatory have tuned their adaptive optics array and achieved first light, capturing this image of a sunspot that is now the most detailed ever captured in visible light. The image was captured with Big Bear's New Solar Telescope (NST), a brand new instrument (as the name implies) with a resolution of just 50 miles on the sun's surface.

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