NASA’s space telescope which has been designed to look at far away black holes has also taken a stunning image in our own neighborhood of that of the Sun, showing that it’s highly sensitive X-ray eyes can investigate mysteries that are prevalent in our solar system as well.
The image that was taken by NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array NuSTAR is by far the best ever taken in X-ray light, said the officials of the space agency. This along with other photos will help in the understanding of our own star.
NuSTAR would be able to give us a substantially different look altogether from the conventional telescopes. The Sun shall be illuminated in a total new look, from the deepest to the highest parts of its atmosphere said a NuSTAR team member.
NuSTAR was launched in June 2012, mainly to study black holes and other distant sources of X-ray light. But solar scientists had long suggested the notion of using the spacecraft to look at the sun even long before it took off from the ground.