Detailed image of the sun's surface
Close-up view. This is the latest and most detailed image of the photosphere, the visible "surface" of Sol, a G-type main-sequence star (luminosity class V). Sol is the Latin name for the star in our Solar System, the Sun. This star is one of the most important basic requirements for life on earth to exist as we know it.
The image shows a tiny section of the Sun's "surface" with patterns of turbulent hot plasma (6,000 K). To get an idea of the size of these patterns, each segment in the picture is about the size of Texas or twice the size of Germany

As already mentioned, the photosphere - the visible surface of the Sun - has a temperature of about 6000 degrees (C or K.) However, the temperature rises very steeply up to several million degrees in the solar corona, the Sun's atmosphere, the region above the photosphere.
Sources: National Science Foundation and Stanford SOLAR Center

Hello World :) What's up?

Do you mean besides the fact that the earth will bite the dust if we do not stop feeding the planet with greenhouse gases??

There are a few other recent developments.

The deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest doubled. The 'cradle of biodiversity' represents over half of the planet's rainforests, and Brazil is responsible for more than half of the deforestation. [1]

Trump eases restrictions on land mine use by the U.S. military. [2]

Millions of children miss school due to war and drought in East Africa. [3]

The US is desperately searching for the truth and can't find it; someone must have eradicated it.

Donald Trump's Middle East proposal is a bad joke.

Awkward, in Trump's rich USA, the number of homeless students in the US is the highest in more than a decade, according to a new study by the National Center for Homeless Education. [4]

The UK is out of the EU after 47 years.

And, we have an outbreak of a disease caused by coronaviruses. There are more than 75,000 cases worldwide, thereof 74,576 in China. More than 16,000 people have recovered from the illness, 2,126 died.
 UPDATE  - see a map of the world with all countries with confirmed cases and more information about the outbreak.

Inspirational Quote of the Week
“The evidence we obtained about the President’s actions and intent presents difficult issues that would need to be resolved if we were making a traditional prosecutorial judgment”

Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller, III [source, 5]

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Take a look at the most mind-blowing places on this planet and update your bucket list. This site offers you more open space for top-notch adventures, take your lucky break at blinged-out locations and get some colorful glimpses into foreign customs and traditions. Explore, and you may find some new perspectives and probably expand your horizon forever.

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