When you combine the dynamic objects in our solar system with the distant bodies of the universe, you get award-winning photos. Each year, the Royal Museums Greenwich holds its "Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year" contest. The winning photos are showcased in an exhibit at the Royal Observatory Greenwich for all to enjoy. Show More Summary
Could Jupiter or Saturn Have Ejected a Fifth Giant Planet?Authors:Cloutier et alAbstract:Models of the dynamical evolution of the early solar system following the dispersal of the gaseous protoplanetary disk have been widely successful in reconstructing the current orbital configuration of the giant planets. Show More Summary
First the Earth and then the moon recently blocked the sun's light from the point of view of NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory
NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory was photobombed a couple days ago, and shared a photo of the event. They explained that "though SDO sees dozens of Earth eclipses and several lunar transits each year, this is the first time ever that the two have coincided."
For the first time ever, the Earth and moon pair up to get in the way of the Solar Dynamic Observatory's view of the sun.
Tornadoes on Earth got nothing on this furious funnel. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured footage of a "complex mass of plasma" on the sun that gyrated at a temperature of 5 million degrees Fahrenheit. According to Space.com, so-called solar tornadoes can spin faster than 180,000 miles an hour. Show More Summary
NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) watched the Sun’s magnetic forces twist and turn enormous plumes of superheated plasma in a tornado that is larger than the Earth. The particles observed by SDO – mostly iron – were measured at a blazing 5 million degrees. (2.8 million degrees C.) A small, but complex mass of plasma…
In California, solar shingles are fast becoming a viable renewable energy roofing option for sustainable energy activists. To this end, Integrated Solar Technology (IST) has inked a distribution partnership with Solar Roof Dynamics to distribute its SunTegra Solar Roof Systems throughout California. Show More Summary
Thanks to the Solar Dynamics Observatory, humanity keeps a 24/7 unceasing watch on our friendly neighbourhood star. But to get a better appreciation of what’s going on on the Sun’s surface, SDO has to rope in some friends. Read more...
NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured these stunning images of an eruption on the side of the sun on June 18, 2015. Video courtesy of NASA Follow BI Video: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »
An arching eruption on the sun was recorded by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory on June 18, 2015. The eruption ultimately grew into a substantial coronal mass ejection, or CME, a giant cloud of solar material.
NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory caught this image of an eruption on the side of the sun on June 18, 2015. The eruption ultimately escaped the sun, growing into a substantial coronal mass ejection, or CME — a giant cloud of solar material.
NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured an image of a mid-level solar flare that pealed at 4:16 EDT this morning. It comes from the sunspot group that’s been flaring up since it was spotted. Read more...
NASA's Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO) captured a solar prominence erupting from the sun's surface. The SDO used high-definition cameras to record the prominence on extreme ultraviolet wavelengths over a six-hour period. Produced by Kevin Reilly. Video courtesy of NASA's Goddard Space Center. Follow BI Video: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »
From 93 million miles away, we earthlings are blissfully unaware of the sheer magnitude of powerful activity roiling on the the sun's surface. But thanks to NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) spacecraft, which has been snapping...Show More Summary
This fantastical image comes courtesy of NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. It depicts a brilliant array of “coronal loops,” magnetic fluxes which form around sunspots and extend into the solar atmosphere. Read more...
NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, has sent back pictures of a massive, X-class solar flare. The X-class flares are the strongest, and this one received an X2.7 rating. It wasn’t pointed at us, and there was no notable harm done, but there was a brief radio blackout (and a burst of static) over the Pacific Ocean…
If you weren’t aware, NASA likes to keep a close eye on everything that’s happening in our solar system. Occasionally, the phenomena they observe are too incredible not to share, such as the huge solar flare that erupted from the surface...Show More Summary
NASA has released pictures and a video of the eruption of an epic solar flare. On Cinco de Mayo, the NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory was watching the sun and caught epic images of the sun releasing a category X-2.7 solar flare. NASA classifies solar flares with a letter according to its size and strength. Show More Summary
Groundbreaking images of the Sun give a first-ever detailed view of the interior structure of umbrae -- the dark patches in the center of sunspots -- revealing dynamic magnetic fields responsible for the plumes of plasma that emerge as bright dots interrupting their darkness.