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The Sun

The Swedish 1-m Solar Telescope, operated by the Institute for Solar Physics, has captured images that let you see the sun in an entirely new way:

An animation of the sun, seen by NASA's Extreme ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (EIT) over the course of 6 days, starting June 27, 2005. (Courtesy of SOHO/EIT consortium) #

On November 8, 2006, Mercury is seen, beginning a transit in front of the Sun. (NASA/TRACE) #

These 21 pictures are at The Big Picture: News Stories in Photographs, from the Boston Globe newspaper. Be sure to click through to the page to see the other amazing photographs. There are also good links to more information about the Sun at the bottomof that page.

(Thanks to Dan Colman for the pointer!)