Nobody told NASA scientists they weren’t supposed to look at the sun, so they launched a spacecraft at our nearest star to capture images with 10 times the resolution of HD television.
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A full-disk multiwavelength extreme ultraviolet image of the sun taken by SDO on March 30, 2010. False colors trace different gas temperatures. Reds are relatively cool (about 60,000 Kelvin, or 107,540 F); blues and greens are hotter (greater than 1 million Kelvin, or 1,799,540 F). Credit: NASA