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Slice Through the Sun

Slice Through the Sun

Date: 29 August 1997
Satellite: SOHO
Depicts: Solar Interior
Copyright: Stanford University

A close-up of a slice into the sun showing the difference in speed between the local rotation and the smoothed surface rotation. The two features described above, the polar jet stream and the general speed-up just under the surface, are both more visible in this view.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
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