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Image: NASA's SDO performs calibration maneuvers

On Oct. 19, 2016, operators instructed NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, to look up and down and then side to side over the course of six hours, as if tracing a great plus sign in space. During this time, SDO produced some unusual data. Show More Summary

NASA's spacecraft catches stunning view of partial solar eclipse from space

A few hours before the Halloween night, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO caught an image of a partial solar eclipse and what looks like a rather frightened sun. The blazing body appears to shudder as the moon crosses its path. Show More Summary

Watch the moon shadow the sun with an eclipse seen from space - CNET

Get on board with the Solar Dynamics Observatory for a close look at a spectacular partial solar eclipse.

A Halloween Sun From NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory

NASA combined two pictures of the sun at different wavelengths of extreme ultraviolet light to create a spooky Halloween image.

Video: NASA's SDO watches magnetic arches tower over sun's surface

Massive arches of solar material brighten and stream over an active region on the sun's surface in this animation of imagery captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, on Sept. 29, 2016.

Watch a double eclipse of the sun as seen from outer space - CNET

3 months agoTechnology : CNET: News

It's eclipse season for the Solar Dynamics Observatory, and it's kicking off with both the Earth and the moon passing in front of the sun.

NASA's SDO witnesses a double eclipse

Early in the morning of Sept. 1, 2016, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, caught both Earth and the moon crossing in front of the sun. SDO keeps a constant eye on the sun, but during SDO's semiannual eclipse seasons, Earth briefly blocks SDO's line of sight each day -- a consequence of SDO's geosynchronous orbit.

NASA's Solar Observatory Freaked Out But Everything's OK Now

After more than a week offline, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory — the sun-watching spacecraft responsible for these close-up images of solar flares, fire and loops — is back. But just what caused it to glitch in the first place? More »      

NASA's Solar Observatory Freaked Out But It's Not Because of the Apocalypse

4 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

After more than a week offline, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory—the sun-watching spacecraft responsible for these close-up images of solar flares, fire, and loops—is back. But just what caused it to glitch in the first place? Read more...

NASA Captures Sun’s Strongest Flares in 2016

Beautiful bursts on the solar surface, invisible to the human eye, have been recorded in high-resolution video by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory at the early-July peak of the sun’s activity this year.

This is what the sun would look like if it were somersaulting through space

For seven hours on July 6, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) did a 360 degree spin, on one axis, through space. By taking images every 12 seconds and then colorizing the ultraviolet wavelengths of the photo in gold, NASA created...Show More Summary

Why NASA’s Sun-Watching Probe Flips Out Twice a Year

Space acrobatics is all part of the job for NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory.

How the Sun Looks When Your Spacecraft Suddenly Does a Back Flip

5 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

No, the space-based Solar Dynamics Observatory isn’t on the fritz—it was actually instructed to make this flip while snapping pics of the Sun. It might sound like NASA took this thing out for a joy ride, but there’s a very good reason for the evasive maneuver. Read more...

NASA's solar observatory does a space-flip, delivers nauseating sun GIF - CNET

You might want to take a motion-sickness pill before you view the Solar Dynamics Observatory's latest animated GIF.

Don't Panic, But A Giant Hole Just Formed In The Sun

5 months agoNews : Huffington Post

While it looks and sounds worrying, there’s nothing to fear here. A massive new “hole in the sun," or a big patch of black in the corona, was spotted on Monday by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. But as Tom Yulsman of Discover’s ImaGeo...Show More Summary

NASA's SDO watches twisting solar material over sun's surface

Solar material twists above the sun's surface in this close-up captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory on June 7-8, 2016, showcasing the turbulence caused by combative magnetic forces on the sun. This spinning cloud of solar material is part of a dark filament angling down from the upper left of the frame. Show More Summary

The Sun Boils Like a Cauldron in This Dramatic Close-up

6 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory just released a stunning video showing a pair of magnetic fields as they duel for supremacy on the surface of the sun. Read more...

Newest "hole" in the sun is a doozy

6 months agoTechnology : Tech Talk

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured an image of a new, massive "hole" on the surface of the sun

Mercury transit music video

7 months agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

YouTube link. Brought to you by NASA:The Solar Dynamics Observatory obtained an uninterrupted vista recording not only in optical light but also in bands of ultraviolet light. Featured here is a composite movie of the crossing set to music.

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