NASA Satellite Captures Blazing 'Pumpkin Sun' Image in Space

While preparations for the Halloween holiday are unfolding around the world, the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) chose to contribute their take on the holiday, by posting a spooky picture of the Sun that looks just like a jack-o'-lantern.

"Even our star celebrates the spooky season", NASA writes on Facebook. Meanwhile, the Solar Dynamics Observatory is still hard at work, beaming new images of the Sun back down to Earth where scientists study and monitor the star.

Gepostet von NASA Sun Science am Sonntag, 27. CNN explains that the photo is a result of certain regions of the sun burning more intensely than others. The space research organisation stated that the active regions of the sun that was captured in the image appeared brighter because those are areas that emit more light and energy.

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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory satellite captured the image in 2014 using the ultraviolet spectrum.

A full resolution image can be found on the NASA website. "This image combines two sets of extreme ultraviolet wavelengths in 171 and 193 Ångströms, typically colored in gold and yellow, to create an appearance particularly similar to that of Halloween".

The image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captures two galaxies of equal size in a collision that appears to resemble a ghostly face.

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