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A coronagraph of the sun, taken by the LASCO C2 coronagraph onboard the SOHO spacecraft. This instrument creates an articificial eclipse by blocking out the disk of the sun. This allows the much fainter solar corona can be seen. The white circle inside the white circle at the center of the image represents the size of the solar disk. Courtesy of SOHO/EIT consortium. SOHO is a project of international cooperation between ESA and NASA.


 
 

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