This is our only image of the sun's north pole

Christopher Davidson
December 7, 2018

And scientists are inquisitive about the Sun, the natural nuclear fusion plant that gives us energy and sustains the life on Earth as we know it. The image is a collection of many fragments, but I'll leave it to the ESA to explain how the images were captured: While the poles can not be seen directly, when spacecraft observe the solar atmosphere they gather data on everything along their line of sight, also viewing the atmosphere extending around the disc of the Sun (the apparent glow around the main disc of the Sun, which also extends over the poles).

The European space Agency (ESA) was able to make an image of the North pole of the Sun. The Ulysses spacecraft - which was retired in 2009 - flew over the poles in 1994 and 1995 but wasn't equipped with a camera. On the same principle worked for all the pictures that made the machine during the rotation of the star. The photo shows the sun's creepy north pole as a pitch black area surrounded by a glowing golden circle.

"While the poles can not be seen directly, when spacecraft observe the solar atmosphere they gather data on everything along their line of sight, also viewing the atmosphere extending around the disc of the Sun".

European Space Agency (ESA) said they had sent many probes into space to study the Sun, however, most research was focused on the equator of the Sun.

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Signs of this patchwork approach can be seen in this image, which comprises data from Proba-2's extreme-ultraviolet SWAP imager.

This research will also include study of wave propagation around the Sun's poles and the heating processes of the sun.

ESA went on to explain how the image uses low-latitude Proba-2 satellite observations of the sun to reconstruct an artificial view of the star's poles. Therefore, for Great Lakes Ledger, Vadim will cover health and Sci&Tech news.

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