NuSTAR sees the most energetic spots on our sun!


Flaring, active regions of our sun are highlighted in this new image combining observations from several telescopes. High-energy X-rays from NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) are shown in blue; low-energy X-rays from Japan’s Hinode spacecraft are green; and extreme ultraviolet light from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) is yellow and red. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/GSFC/JAXA

This stunning image captured by our NuSTAR Satellite combines observations from several telescopes to show us various active regions on the sun. The high-energy X-rays are shown in blue, while green represents lower-energy X-rays. While this satellite usually investigates black holes and other high-energy objects, it can also be used to uncover some of the sun’s mysteries. More: