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Scary or Cute: NASA Shares Image of ‘Smiling Sun’MEERI News

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The ‘smiling sun’ is not uncommon in art and pop culture, but earlier this week, NASA Shared a real image of a ‘smile’ on the surface of the Sun.

Image was captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, which studies solar activity and how it affects Earth. The image showed two black dots and a curved line on the surface of the Sun, simulating eyes and a smile. According to a blog published on the NASA website, these dark patches are called coronal holes and because they are not as hot or dense as other parts of the Sun, they appear darker.

Sharing the image, the space research agency wrote, “Say cheese! 📸 Today, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory caught the Sun “smiling.” Seen in ultraviolet light, these dark patches on the Sun are known as coronal holes. go and are regions where the strong solar wind escapes into space.

The ‘Smiling Sun’ soon went viral on social media platforms. Netizens used the images to create hilarious edits and memes.

While some found the picture cute, others found it creepy. Many people noted how the sun’s ‘smiling’ face resembled the stay-puft marshmallow man from the movie Ghostbusters or famous snacks like McCain Smiles or Smiley-Face Cream Biscuits.

Commenting on the picture, a Twitter user wrote, “Haha! Sun must be watching a lot of TikTok now. (sic)”


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