November 19, 2002

Sun Spots

My current favorite picture. Who knew that Van Gogh was an astronomer? http://bellman.astro.su.se/solar/NatureNov2002/images/c4877_color.tif (warning, very large TIFF image, but so very worth it)

Here's a GIF version -- also huge -- 2009x1924 pixels, but worth the download. Imagine: the large sunspot depicted is roughly the same diameter as the Earth.

The whole site is worth exploring. Especially this QuickTime movie. Posted by brian at November 19, 2002 03:13 AM

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