Quantcast
Last updated on April 24, 2014 at 10:01 EDT
IRIS First Glimpses of the Sun
1 of 45

IRIS' First Glimpses of the Sun

December 20, 2013
The fine detail in images of prominences in the sun's atmosphere from NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrometer – such as the red swirls shown here – are challenging the way scientists understand such events. Credit: NASA/LMSAL/IRIS