“Fusion of Helios”

"Fusion of Helios"

Built from approximately 90,000 individual images, “Fusion of Helios” reveals the wisp-like corona of our Sun. Astrophotographers Andrew McCarthy and Jason Guenzel joined forces to combine eclipse images with data from NASA to build this fusion of art and science. Jets of plasma, known as spicules, dot the sun’s surface, and a towering tornado of plasma shoots off one side. For scale, that vortex stretches as far as 14 Earths stacked atop one another. (Image credit: A. McCarthy and J. Guenzel; via Colossal)

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