New images of the sun's chromosphere -- the lower region of the solar atmosphere -- have been released, and to say they are "stellar" is an understatement. Simply, they are stunning. The high-resolution images were taken with the now-fully-operational Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope, located on the summit of Haleakala, Maui, in Hawai'i. Scientists say the new observatory -- with its large 4-meter (13-ft) primary mirror -- will enable a new era of solar science, and provide a leap forward in understanding the sun and its impacts on our planet.
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