NASA releases telescope’s first solar images of sun

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We’re getting our first look at the sun through the lens of the solar ultraviolet imager.

NASA released the images Tuesday.

It shows what’s called a “coronal hole” in the sun’s southern hemisphere. Such holes are in areas where the sun’s corona appears darker.

Currently, the sun’s 11-year activity cycle is nearing solar minimum, making coronal holes prevalent and solar flares scarce.

The telescope will take images of the sun around the clock to monitor its actions.N