A Smiling Sun

  • Released Friday, January 6, 2023
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Satellite imagery from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) shows the Sun in ultraviolet light colorized in light brown. Seen in ultraviolet light, the dark patches on the Sun are known as coronal holes and are regions where fast solar wind gushes out into space.

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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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    • Amy Moran (Global Science and Technology, Inc.)

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This page was originally published on Friday, January 6, 2023.
This page was last updated on Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at 12:45 AM EST.

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