The closest photo to the sun ever published:the surface is covered with”campfires” and a mysterious creature is also found

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Today, the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA (NASA) released the closest photos to the sun taken so far. The photographer was in February this year The launched Solar Orbiter was located between the orbits of Venus and Mercury at the time of shooting, and was about half the distance from the Sun to the Sun.

NASA and ESA cooperated to launch the solar probe Solar Orbiter on February 9 of this year and embark on a 10-year solar journey. Solar Orbiter was led by ESA, and then handed over to NASA for launch. It passed the perihelion for the first time in June and was 7,700 kilometers away from the sun. It was located between the orbits of Venus and Mercury. It then carried out magnetic signal observations and took a major step for future exploration missions.

Solar Orbiter is only 48 million miles from the sun. In the next year or so, its most recent pass will shorten its distance to the sun to 26.1 million miles. However, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe was closer to the sun in June, only 11.6 million miles from the surface of the sun.

Solar Orbiter is equipped with 10 scientific instruments, which can be used to capture the solar corona, poles and visible surface of the sun, and can also measure the sun’s magnetic field and solar wind.

However, in the newly released pictures, the scientists found some surprising details. In the image, many miniature flares can be seen, and the researchers call them”campfires” because they are millions to billions of times smaller than large-scale, high-energy flares that periodically erupt from the sun.

Intriguingly, they seem to occur all over the sun. It is unclear what caused these small flares.

Scientists speculate that they may be related to the long-held mystery of”corona heating”. Of course,”campfires” also help scientists understand solar activities more deeply and ultimately predict solar weather more accurately.

In addition to the”campfire”, attentive netizens have discovered an unknown mysterious object from these photos, whose form is very similar to the”undead” water bear insect and seems to be moving. So some netizens speculate, can it be said that”undead” water bear insects can also survive on the surface of the sun?

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For this, the Sun of the Royal Observatory of Belgium David Bergmans, principal investigator of the orbiter and head of the Sun Impact Data Analysis Center in the Science Services Department, told the media that if viewed only from the photo, this is indeed a water bear worm,”It looks short and chubby Yes, it seems that there are also eight feet, which looks indestructible.”

But David Bergmans explained,”Actually, this is just a defect of the sensor.” Since The defect of the image sensor causes this dark spot to appear in the image, and it looks exactly like the water bear insect.

In fact, it is theoretically speculated that this mysterious object cannot be a water bear. First, if the scale of the image is concerned, the water bear in the image is almost as large as the earth, which is almost impossible. Second, the highest temperature that the water bear is known to resist is only 151 degrees Celsius. The temperature of the sun’s surface is as high as 5500 degrees, so high temperature, I am afraid it has already exceeded its tolerance range.

[Compilation/Prospective Economist APP Information Group]

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