The image shows the Sun and its corona. It was taken using an X-ray telescope. The telescope was made in Japan and in the US. Image courtesy of the High Altitude Observatory, NCAR.
the High Altitude Observatory, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Boulder, Colorado, USA. NCAR is sponsored by the National Science Foundation. The solar X-ray image is from the Yohkoh mission of ISAS, Japan.