Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

Originally shared by Jonah Miller

Halloween Sun

Did you know the sun is a jack-o-lantern? Or… at least it looks like one if you use the right false colors? This is a real photograph of the sun taken in two colors. Those colors aren’t actually orange and red… they’re two flavors of x-ray at 171 and 193 angstroms. To visualize it, scientists translated those into “orange” and “red.”

In any case, here’s the sun wishing us happy halloween!

Source

I found this image on the wonderful blog by Tom Yulsman, ImaGeo.

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/imageo/2014/10/10/jack-o-lantern-sun/

#sun   #science   #halloween  

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