This is the first image from the National Science Foundation’s Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope of the sun’s surface. Released 30 January 2020.
This picture is showing the highest ever resolution image of the sun’s surface, covering an area of 36,500 x 36,500 kilometers and taken with the four-meter Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope located at the Haleakalā volcano summit at the Hawaiian island of Maui, USA. The image show a pattern of turbulent ‘boiling’ plasma that covers the entire Sun. The cell-like structures – each about the size of France or Texas – are the signature of violent motions that transport heat from the inside of the Sun to its surface.