The latest solar telescope provides the first images of the sun’s surface, Scientists have just published the first images of the sun’s surface and visualized first-class products derived from this extraordinary 4-meter solar telescope.
The NSF Inouye Solar Telescope in Haleakala, Maui, Hawaii Summit will usher in a new era in solar science and leap forward in understanding the sun and its effects on our planet.
Activity on the sun, known as space weather, can affect the Earth’s system. Magnetic eruptions in the sun can disrupt air traffic, disrupt satellite communications, and degrade electricity networks, which can result in long-term disruption and crippling technology such as GPS. Now the latest solar telescope provides the first images of the sun’s surface.
The first image of the NSF Inouye Sun Telescope shows a close view of the sun’s surface, which can provide important details for scientists. The pictures show a turbulent “boiling” plasma model that covers the entire sun. The structure of the cells – each the size of Texas – is a sign of loud movements which carry heat from the inside of the sun to its surface.
This hot solar plasma rises at the center of the bright “cells”, cools and then sinks below the surface in a dark screen, known as convection. the first images of the sun’s surface.
Since NSF began working on this terrestrial telescope, we have been waiting for the first picture.the nsf solar telescope provides the first images of the sun’s surface.
The Inouye NSF solar telescope will be able to image the magnetic field in the sun’s corona, where sun bursts can affect life on Earth.
This telescope will increase our understanding of space weather and ultimately help weather forecasters to better predict solar storms.
The sun is our next star – a huge nuclear reactor that burns about 5 million tons of hydrogen fuel every second. He has done this for about 5 billion years and will continue to do so for the remaining 4.5 billion years of his life.
All of this energy is emitted into space in all directions, and a small portion about the Earth makes life possible. In the 1950s, scientists discovered that the solar wind blows from the sun to the edge of the solar system. first images of the sun’s surface.
They also came to the conclusion for the first time that we live in this star’s atmosphere. However, many life processes on the sun continue to confuse scientists.
On Earth, we can predict very accurately whether it will rain anywhere in the world, and space-time isn’t there yet. Our forecast is 50 years behind the earth, if not more.
We need to understand the basic physics behind cosmic time, and it starts with the sun, which will be studied by Inouye’s solar telescope in the coming decades.
The movement of the solar plasma is continuously rotated and confused by the sun’s magnetic field. Distorted magnetic fields can cause solar storms, which can affect our modern lifestyle that depends on technology.
In the end, the resolution of these tiny magnetic properties is fundamental to what makes the Inouye Solar Telescope unique.
It can measure and characterize the sun’s magnetic field in more detail than ever before and identify the cause of potentially dangerous solar activity. “It’s all about the magnetic field,” said Thomas Rimele, director of Inouye’s solar telescope.
Inouye Solar Telescope was built by NSF National Solar Observatory and operated by AURA. It combines a 4 meter mirror – the largest solar telescope in the world – with unparalleled visual conditions on the summit of Haleakala as high as 10,000 feet.
Focusing 13 kilowatts of solar energy generates large amounts of heat – heat that needs to be stored or released. Special cooling systems provide important heat protection for the telescope and its optics.
More than 11 km of pipelines distribute refrigeration throughout the observatory, some of which is cooled by ice that is made overnight.
The dome surrounding the telescope is covered with a thin cooling plate that stabilizes the temperature around the telescope. The dome cover provides shade and air circulation.
“Heat stops” (high technology, cooled liquids, ring-shaped metals) block most of the sun’s energy in the main mirror and allow scientists to study certain regions of the sun with unprecedented clarity.
The telescope also uses sophisticated adaptive optics to compensate for the blur caused by Earth’s atmosphere. The optical design (placement in an “off-axis” mirror) reduces the light scattered light for a better view and is equipped with a sophisticated system for focusing the telescope properly and for removing distortions caused by the Earth’s atmosphere.
This system is the most modern solar application to date.
After more than 20 years working with a large team involved in the planning and construction of a first-class solar observatory, we are close to our goal. I am really looking forward to seeing the first sunspots in the new solar cycle.