It’s the Sun! NASA’s twin STEREO probes are beaming back uninterrupted images of everybody’s favorite star—a data-collecting process that scientists say will enable better space weather forecasting.
We always thought the sun’s roundness was fact, but apparently there has been some dispute? Because NASA’s website proclaims, “It’s official: The sun is a sphere.” Hm, okay. So, if you’ve got a friend who’s ever bet you money that the sun is square- or triangle-shaped, now would probably be a good time to collect.
Video of imaging: