What is the Sun like?

The Sun is big and hot. A spacecraft flew close to the Sun in June. It took pictures. They showed “little campfires” all over the Sun. What do they do?

READ MORE: Are you curious about the Sun? Scientists are. The Solar Orbiter’s pictures showed swirls of yellow and dark smoky gray on the Sun. Scientists had never seen them before. They had to give them a name. These “little campfires” could be making the Sun’s corona (atmosphere) hot. They could be mini explosions. The Orbiter is not done sending pictures. And we are not done learning about the Sun. Ecclesiastes 11:7 says, “Light is sweet, and it is pleasant for the eyes to see the Sun.”