Nick, That is an amazing picture. And because astro pictures our so good, I would think funding astronomy pays big dividends in making the public happy with science funding. I mean, in all honesty, if the government threw billions at science and didn't get pretty pictures to show for it I really believe the public would be much more angry and cynical toward funding science.PS. I would like to be able to endure the heat and take a compase to the Sun and see the crazy things it does with the chaotic magnetic fields and all. :)
Here's another set of pretty sun photos: Link
Jared, Those are nice.
Jared,I'm a big fan of Alan Friedman's work. He has a number of really great images you can check out here.
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