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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

3 weeks 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

3 weeks agoTechnology : Tech Talk

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

Here's the Glorious 4K Footage of Last Month's Mercury Transit We've Been Waiting For

3 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

So you missed Mercury transiting the Sun last month and thought you were going to have to wait another three whole years to see the rare astronomical event? Not at all. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Laboratory was busy shooting the entire thing in 4K, and it just released three glorious highlight reels. Show More Summary

Mercury transit music video

last monthHumor / 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.

NASA’s Solar Dynamic Observatory Captures Mercury’s Transit Between Earth and the Sun

2 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

NASA‘s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the planet Mercury’s May 9, 2016 transit between the Earth and Sun. The transit occurred between approximately 7:12 a.m. and 2:42 p.m. EDT, and the video shows the event across a number of different wavelengths. Mercury passes between the Earth and Sun like this about 13 times per century. Host […]

How NASA Watched the Mercury Transit

Physicists at NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured a time-lapse video using two instruments to filter the image of the sun and its rays as Mercury passed by it on Monday.

Epic time lapse videos of Mercury's transit of the Sun

2 months agoHumor / odd : Kottke.org

About 13 times per century, the planets align in the heavens and the Earth can watch Mercury crossing the face of the Sun. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory was watching too and captured time lapse videos from several angles using various instruments measuring magnetism, visible light, and UV. Show More Summary

Watch NASA's Beautiful Mercury Transit Time Lapse

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

If you tried to to watch Mercury crossing in front of the Sun yesterday , chances are you didn’t get as good a view as NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. Mercifully, the space agency has put together a stunning time lapse so you can watch the spectacle again. Read more...

Solar Flare Is Beautiful, Terrifying in 4K High Def Video by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory

2 months agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

From Earth, the Sun generally just looks like a big bright ball, but there's a lot of activity up there that we don't notice with our puny human eyes—especially because it's not exactly wise to look directly at the Sun. The Solar Dynamics...Show More Summary

The April 17, 2016 Solar Flare Captured in Stunning 4K by NASA’s Solar Dynamic Observatory

2 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

NASA‘s Solar Dynamic Observatory captured a stunning 4K view of the solar flare that occurred on April 17, 2016. The flare reportedly caused some radio blackouts according to NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center. On April 17, 2016, an active region on the sun’s right side released a mid-level solar flare, which can be seen in this movie […]

NASA Captures Incredible 4K Footage of Epic Solar Flare

Earlier this month on April 17, NASA captured footage of an active region on the sun’s right side that released a mid-level solar flare. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory was responsible for catching the incredible occurrence that in turn caused moderate radio blackouts. These active regions — which are areas of intense magnetism — are quite frequently […]

More Onsite Power Means Less Revenues for Utilities. What’s Next?

With an increasing number of both business and residential customers expected to generate their power using rooftop solar panels, the renewable revolution could cost utilities big dollars. The extent of that dynamic is still to be figured. But some of the latest numbers show billions are at stake. What now? That’s, of course, the $64,000 […]

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Paradigm shift: Scientists demonstrate the wavelike nature of van der Waals Forces

Like the gravitational forces that are responsible for the attraction between the Earth and the moon as well as the dynamics of the entire solar system, there exist attractive forces between objects at the nanoscale. These are the so-called...Show More Summary

Trilobites: This Week’s Other Solar Eclipse

More than 22,000 miles above Earth, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory has been getting a full blackout each day.

'Sticky waves: ' molecular interactions at the nanoscale

Like the gravitational forces that are responsible for the attraction between the Earth and the moon as well as the dynamics of the entire solar system, there exist attractive forces between objects at the nanoscale. These are the so-called...Show More Summary

NASA Time-Lapse : 1 Year in the Life of the Sun

The time-lapse video, captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft, shows the sun's entire 2015 -- and it's awesome. The footage shows the sun in extreme ultraviolet, a wavelength that human eyes normally cannot see. This...Show More Summary

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