TRACE Sun Mosaic
This colorized picture is a mosaic of ultraviolet images from the orbiting TRACE satellite sensitive to light emitted by highly charged iron atoms. Growing in number, the intricate structures visible are the Sun's hot active regions with temperatures over a million degrees Fahrenheit and their associated magnetic loops.
Image is courtesy of: TRACE Team, NASA
Text is courtesy of: NASA GSFC Astronomy Picture of the Day
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