Fresh from the new Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope on Maui island in Hawaii is the most detailed photo ever created of the Sun. The amazing photo below reveals the cell-like structures of the turbulent "boiling" plasma that covers the entire star. Each "cell" of the plasma is about the size of Texas, it's the signature of the violent motions that dissipate heat from the inside of the sun to its surface.
The cell-like structures — each about the size of Texas — are the signature of violent motions that transport heat from the inside of the sun to its surface. That hot solar plasma rises in the bright centers of "cells," cools, then sinks below the surface in dark lanes in a process known as convection.