Glare and Blare
With the sun as their backdrop, NASA scientists used special imaging techniques to reveal a T-38C jet’s sonic boom. The splotches on the sun, shown in purple, are sunspots—cooler, more magnetically active patches of its surface.
Feed your need for heavenly views of the universe. This week, The Martian movie gets a reality check, Pluto’s ghostly atmosphere glows, and unexplained waves ripple from a nearby star.