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Old Man in the Sun - SDO 5 Years

The Old Man in the Sun: This image of the sun appears to look like a human face. Pesnell likes to use this image to help people see different parts of the sun. The eyes show areas of hot material, the dark line of the mouth shows cooler material, the hair around the outside illustrates material floating in the sun's atmosphere.

Credit: NASA/SDO

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