Behold the most detailed, popcorn-like image of the Sun’s surface

A telescope in Hawaii has produced the highest resolution video of the Sun’s surface ever created, revealing what looks like exploding bits of caramelized popcorn covering the star at the heart of our Solar System.

The trippy image comes from the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope, which first started taking images of the Sun in December from Hawaii’s Haleakalā mountain. The observatory is hailed as the largest and most powerful solar telescope in the world. When it’s fully completed this summer, the telescope will be tasked with intensely studying the Sun’s magnetic field to learn more about why our Sun behaves in the weird ways that it does.

To create the molten-looking video above, the telescope observed the Sun for a total of 10…

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