Tuesday, September 1, 2020

NASA Uses Deep Learning to Map Flows on Sun’s Surface

Looking directly at the sun isn’t recommended — unless you’re doing it with AI, which is what NASA is working on. The surface of the sun, which is the layer you can see with the eye, is actually bubbly: intense heat creates a boiling reaction, similar to water at high temperature. So when NASA researchers magnify images of the sun with a telescope, they can see tiny blobs, called granules, moving on the surface.