Examples of new kinds of solar structures found in or near sunspots with the Swedish 1-m Solar Telescope on La Palma. Panels a, b, and c show small sunspots ("pores") that have thin dark lines around their edges - dubbed "hairs". The surrounding solar surface show dark lines we call "canals". Panel d shows penumbral filaments with dark cores and one of the filaments seems to be twisted. The tickmarks around the edge of the images show the scale. The distance between two ticks is 1000 km.
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