The sun unleashed the third major solar flare in three days, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory scientists said. The massive solar storm occurred late Sunday at 10:03 p.m. EDT (0203 Oct. 28 GMT). It registered as an X-class solar flare —...
The sun emitted a solar flare at 8:30 pm EDT on October 23rd, and NASA captured in all its glory at its Solar Dynamics Observatory. Doesn't it look pretty? Read more...
Using an instrument on NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, called the Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager, or HMI, scientists have overturned previous notions of how the sun's writhing insides move from equator to pole and back again, a key part of understanding how the dynamo works. Show More Summary
A solar tsunami observed by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) and the Japanese Hinode spacecraft has been used to provide the first accurate estimates of the Sun's magnetic field. Solar tsunamis are produced by enormous explosions in the Sun's atmosphere called coronal mass ejections (CMEs). Show More Summary
This image has been around for a bit, but I just stumbled on it — so here you go: Per the NASA write up, this is a collage of images from the Solar Dynamics Observatory, mostly showing measurements of light at particular wavelenths, w. a bit of other information as well. I want [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.
New insight into the growth processes of young stars has been gained as a result of a solar eruption that was caught on film by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory back in June of 2011. On June 7, 2011, the Sun erupted, blowing large masses...Show More Summary
NASA released this stunning video of two powerful solar flares erupting off the upper left side of the sun earlier this month. The images come from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) and from the ESA/NASA Solar Heliospheric Observatory. The music is by Duesseldorf-based ambient composer Lars Leonhard whose track Thunderbolt was featured in an equally-magificient [...]
A burst of solar material leaps off the left side of the sun in what’s known as a prominence eruption. This image combines three images from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured on May 3, 2013, at 1:45 pm EDT, just...
If you enjoyed the recent video from Nasa’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) - “Three years in three minutes” – but would have liked more of an explanation of what was going on with our own local star… here it is again! This time, though, extended, and narrated by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center heliophysicist Alex Young. [...]
These awesome images of the Earth’s Sun were recently captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. They reveal the occurrence of a beautiful solar prominence - an incredibly large and bright loop of red hot plasma created as a solar flare erupted. A burst of solar material leaps off the left side of the sun in what’s known as a prominence eruption. Show More Summary
NASA has released a seriously cool video of a massive solar wave—what the cool kids call a "coronal mass ejection"—that its Solar Dynamics Observatory captured over a 2.5-hour stretch yesterday. While these kinds of sun storms have been known to mess with satellites or even power grids...
NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory satellite has captured video images of a massive explosion that erupted Wednesday from the edge of the sun.
Three years ago the very first images from the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) were beamed back to earth. Since then, NASA’s SDO has effectively had continuous coverage of the Sun’s rise towards solar maximum, the period of the most intense solar activity in the 11 year solar cycle. Show More Summary
For the last three years, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has been tracking our sun - the one and only - as it approaches "solar maximum." That's the scientific term for the star's peak in solar activity each 11 years, and in...Show More Summary
NASA’s Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) has been taking a picture of the Sun every 12 seconds for the past three years from the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO). And now, they have released a time-lapse video showing all of those pictures compiled into one 3-minute clip. “In the three years since it first provided images of [...]
This NASA time-lapse shows the sun’s activity for the past three years in three minutes. The images are from the Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft, which has been collecting data on the sun in order to better understand the sun’s influence on the earth. The spacecraft’s Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) captures an image of the sun [...]
The sun's surface is an active place. (Credit: Video screenshot by Amanda Kooser/CNET) We've always been told not to stare at the sun, but NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has been doing just that for the last three years. Since...Show More Summary
For the past three years, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has tracked our sun as it approaches something called "solar maximum," which is the scientific term for the star's peak in solar activity each 11 years. The three-minute...Show More Summary
Spectacular three year time lapse video from the Solar Dynamics Observatory In the three years since it first provided images of the sun in the spring of 2010, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has had virtually unbroken coverage of the … Continue reading ?
Today, NASA released onto the WWW what is sure to be one of its most popular videos of all time…Three years worth of time-lapsed video of our sun capture by the Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO)… How it was made and what to look for… Every...Show More Summary