Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Shining a Light on the New Solar Cycle

Sun science "forever" stamps from the U.S.
Postal Service (USPS photo)

The U.S. Postal Service is highlighting the new sunspot cycle with the release of a set of stamps featuring photos of the sun taken by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, an orbiting telescope that has been gathering data about the sun since 2010. According to Newsline, the stamps feature 10 images, including plasma blasts solar flares, coronal holes, coronal loops and, of course, sunspots! Look for them at your local post office.