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According to New Scientist (This article and its images were originally posted on New Scientist December 3, 2018 at 08:42AM.)
Here’s a view you’ve never seen before. Detailed images of the sun in all its blazing glory – with coronal loops, sunspots and solar flares – have become common, thanks to the small fleet of sun-watchers that orbit the inferno. But all of these craft snap the sun from the side, never from above or below.
To get this view of the sun’s north pole, the European Space Agency engaged in some clever camera trickery using images shot by its Proba-2 solar explorer.
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