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Incandescent Sun

This image captures the 171 Angstrom wavelength of extreme ultraviolet, showing plasma in the solar atmosphere, called the corona, that is aroung 600000 Kelvin.

Most people don’t realize that a lot of the really cool pictures of nebulae and such are due to different filters being applied, and that the Pillars of Creation were not actually that color to the naked eye. Far from being manufactured though, I think it shows just how deep and complex everything is, not just the objects themselves but our ability to see them in so many ways. Science is great!

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