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Mysterious region of the sun shines in new photo from world’s largest solar telescope

The world’s most powerful solar telescope has captured the first-ever detailed image of the sun’s chromosphere, the layer of its atmosphere just above its surface. 

The newly released image of the chromosphere shows an area that is around 51,000 miles (82,000 kilometers) wide and was captured by the world’s most powerful solar telescope, the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) in Hawai’i, on June 3, according to a statement. DKIST is in a one-year transition period between construction and regular science operations during which it is gathering select observations of the sun amid instrument work and other final preparations.

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