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NASA's Telescope And Japan's Hinode Spacecraft Capture Stunning Image Of The Sun

09/07/2015 11:02 BST | Updated 09/07/2015 11:59 BST

Images of the sun, in any shape or form, are usually quite glorious to behold and thanks to technology, we now have one more stunning view of the star that we've come to heavily rely on.

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Three telescopes -- NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR), Japan’s Hinode spacecraft, and NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory -- captured images of the sun at the same time on April 29.

The result was one larger 'mosaic' picture formed of vivid colours that actually represent various parts of the electromagnetic spectrum.

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According to NASA, "high-energy X-rays from its NuSTAR are shown in blue; low-energy X-rays from Japan's Hinode spacecraft are green; and extreme ultraviolet light from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) are seen in yellow and red."

While the picture shows off the sun's energy in a very unique way, it's also a wonderful excuse to just stare at your screen.