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The Solar Dynamics Observatory Has Captured 100 Million Sun Images

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

On January 19th, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) released its 100 millionth image of the sun. This image is a processed multiwavelength blend made from the images taken on the 19th to honor the milestone. Read more...

This week in science: big chills

A series of linked loops across the face of the Sun highlighted the dynamic magnetic connections generated by several active regions over the period Jan. 3-6, 2015. Courtesy of the Solar Dynamics Observatory, NASA. If it's not cold enough where you are, two new subcommittee assignments in the Senate might chill you even more. Show More Summary

Sol's first notable solar flare of 2015

The sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 11:24 p.m. EST on Jan. 12, 2015. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which watches the sun constantly, captured an image of the event. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation.Show More Summary

Happy Solar Flare

last monthLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via the Telegraph: NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory has captured dramatic footage of a powerful X-class solar flare erupting on the surface of the Sun. Harmful radiation from a flare cannot pass through Earth's atmosphere to physically...Show More Summary

This Solar Flare Image Is Beautiful In Its Simplicity

last monthGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A solar flare peaked at 7:28 p.m. EST on December 19, and the NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory caught this image of it. It was classified as X1.8-class. X-classes are the most intense flares, with an X-2 being twice as strong as an X-1. Read more...

The Big Picture: Catching an intense solar flare in action

It's no longer rare to hear reports of solar flares that could affect Earth, but seeing them in vivid detail? That's another matter. Thankfully, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory recently captured a high-intensity X1.8 flare (80 percent more intense...

NASA's SDO captures images of 2 mid-level flares

The sun emitted a mid-level flare on Dec. 18, 2014, at 4:58 p.m. EST. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which watches the sun constantly, captured an image of the event. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation. Harmful radiation...Show More Summary

NASA's sun watching observatory sees mid-level solar flare on Dec. 16, 2014

The sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 11:50 p.m. EST on Dec. 16, 2014. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which watches the sun constantly, captured an image of the event. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation.Show More Summary

A Stunning Video of a Massive Coronal Hole on the Sun That Is Over 50 Times the Size of Earth

2 months agoOdd : Laughing Squid

The NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory has released this beautiful video of a large coronal hole, which was a large feature on the Sun the week of November 30, 2014. Coronal hole are areas where the Sun’s magnetic field is open ended and where high–speed solar wind streams particles into space. The area appears darker there […]

Sun emits a mid-level flare on Dec. 4, 2014

On Dec. 4, 2014, the sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 1:25 p.m. EST. 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

4K Sun Time-lapse

JamesTyrwhitt-Drake – who made the color-enhanced time-lapse of Earth – made this 4K animation of the Sun from over 17,000 images taken by the Solar Dynamics Observatory. The sound is based on the sun’s magnetic activity.

A Timelapse of the Surface of the Sun in Stunning 4K Video

YouTube One of the most amazing videos I've seen this year is this absolutely stunning timelapse of the wildest frontier, the surface of our Sun, composed of images taken by the Solar Dynamics Observatory. What you're looking at is actually a gigantic self-sustaining nuclear fusion reaction. The center of our solar...

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

3 months agoOdd : 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, […]

Gorgeous time lapse of the Sun

3 months agoOdd : Kottke.org

This is a time lapse of the surface of the Sun, constructed of more than 17,000 images taken by the Solar Dynamics Observatory from Oct 14 to Oct 30, 2014. The bright area that starts on the far right is sunspot AR 12192, the largest...Show More Summary

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

3 months 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

4 months agoTechnology / 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...

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