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An Incredible 4K Time-Lapse of the Sun Showing the Largest Sunspot in 22 Years

last weekOdd : Laughing Squid

An incredible 4K time-lapse video of the Sun was compiled by James Tyrwhitt-Drake from more than 17,000 images taken by the NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory and Helioviewer.org. The video shows the massive and active sunspot AR 2192, the largest in 22 years, as the Sun rotates during the period of October 14th to 30th, 2014. via Alltop, […]

Photo of the Day: Check Out This Close-up Shot of a Solar Flare

2 weeks agoOdd : The Daily What

OMG. Is it the end of the world? Is everyone we love and care about soon to be incinerated by a massive radioactive blast from the sun? Will my iPhone still work? This image, take by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, is actually a mid-level M-class flare, and one of several that have occurred in the same spot over the past few days. Show More Summary

NASA's SDO sees a mid-level solar flare: Nov. 3

The sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 5:40 p.m. EST on Nov. 3, 2014. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which watches the sun constantly, captured an image of the event. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation. Harmful...Show More Summary

The Sun Went Crazy With 6 Massive Flares in a Week

An active region on the surface of the sun has been putting on quite the show for NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory On Sunday, the region erupted with an X2-class flare. X-class flares are the most intense category of solar flare; an...Show More Summary

Even the Sun is getting into the Halloween spirit this year....

Even the Sun is getting into the Halloween spirit this year. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) just captured these awesome images of solar activity that make it look like the Sun has decided to dress up as the solar system’s largest, creepiest jack-o’-lantern. The SDO has three instruments. Show More Summary

NASA captures Halloween cheer with jack-o-latern sun

Is there anything cooler than images of our solar system? Especially ones of the actual Sol, or, our sun. No, there is not. This fantastically seasonal Halloween image was captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, which does nothing … Read more ›

NASA: The Sun looks like a Jack O'Lantern just in time for Halloween

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Here's a photo of the Sun looking like a Jack O'Lantern taken by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory on October 8, 2014, a blend of two light wavelengths (171 and 193 angstrom.) Read more...

Solar filament snakes across the sun, may soon end in violent burst

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

A giant filament has appeared on the surface of the sun — and NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory has captured images of the long, dark formation.

A Viscous Arm of Plasma Punches Its Way Out of the Sun

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Last week, a solar flare flashed on the surface of the sun, just as our star erupted with a massive amount of burning ejecta. The twin explosions, captured by a NASA satellite called the Solar Dynamics Observatory, make for a gorgeous and violent portrait of our sun. Read more...

Significant flare surges off the sun

2 months agoTechnology : Tech Talk

An X1.6 class solar flare flashes in the middle of the sun on Sept. 10, 2014. These images were captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.

NASA sees a significant flare surge off the sun

The sun emitted a significant solar flare, peaking at 1:48 p.m. EDT on Sept. 10, 2014. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured images of the event. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation. Harmful radiation from a flare cannot pass through Earth's atmosphere to physically affect humans on the ground. Show More Summary

Watch an intense solar storm erupt on the surface of the sun

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured video of a solar storm, and radiation could be headed towards Earth

NASA Video: Three Years of the Sun in Three Minutes

3 months agoOdd : Neatorama

YouTube Link This video from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) shows three years of solar activity during solar maximum, the peak of the sun's activity during its normal, 11-year cycle. The clip is compiled from two images per day in the three-year span. Show More Summary

NASA's SDO spots a summer solar flare

The sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 12:20 p.m. EDT on July 8, 2014, and NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured images of the event. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation. Harmful radiation from a flare cannot...Show More Summary

Solar Flare Eruptions Photo from NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory

5 months agoOdd : Neatorama

This is a composite image from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory that shows a series of significant solar eruptions occurring over a three-day period in January, 2013. The photo has light wavelengths that are colored in red, green and blue to better outline the eruption dynamics. Show More Summary

SPACE: Nasa captures powerful X-class solar flares emitted by the sun. Nasa’s Solar Dynamics O…

SPACE: Nasa captures powerful X-class solar flares emitted by the sun. Nasa’s Solar Dynamics Observatory observed the sun as a significant solar flare burst from its left side, peaking at 7.42 am EDT on 10 June. The sun then released a second X-class flare which peaked just over an hour later at 8.52am. The third, [...]

Sun Emits 3 Powerful X-Class Solar Flares in 2 Days

Starting on June 10, the sun emitted a series of powerful solar flares, known as "X-Class" flares, which were observed in brilliant colors by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. The flares erupted from the left side of the sun, twiceShow More Summary

NASA's SDO sees a summer solar flare

The sun emitted a significant solar flare, peaking at 7:42 a.m. EDT on June 10, 2014. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory – which typically observes the entire sun 24 hours a day -- captured images of the flare. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation. Show More Summary

NASA Observatory captures spectacular solar flare

6 months agoTechnology : Tech Talk

NASA released a remarkable video from its Solar Dynamics Observatory of a flare erupting from the sun. The "graceful" eruption took place on April 2, 2014.

Square 'Hole' Spotted in Sun

There's a big square "hole" in the sun this week, according to NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. The dark spot in the sun's outer atmosphere is a phenomenon known as a "coronal hole," a gap in the magnetic field where solar wind rushes out, reports Space.com. In the hole, which...

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