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NASA’s Newest Telescope Sends Back Its First Images of the Sun, and They’re Gorgeous

Last month, NASA launched a new telescope, known as IRIS, into space to study the sun. Today we got our first glimpse of what IRIS is seeing, and … wow.

Read more. [Image: Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics/NASA]

So legit.

(via motherjones)

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