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The Inclination of the Gas Giants in the Solar System Constrains Planet Nine

The inclination of the planetary system relative to the solar equator may be explained by the presence of Planet 9Authors:Gomes et alAbstract:We evaluate the effects of a distant planet, commonly known as planet 9, on the dynamics of the giant planets of the Solar System. Show More Summary

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

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.

Solar Forecast for China and India: Strong, But Challenging

San Francisco, CA--India and China will be two of the most dynamic solar markets in the world over the next decade, but risks abound, according to analysts at Intersolar, taking place this week in San Francisco. India, for instance, has set a goal of having 175 GW of renewable capacity by [...]

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

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

The Winds Are Changing for Renewable Energy

Red states won’t abandon their resistance to renewable mandates, but over time, the growing economic dynamism of solar and wind energy could compel a more balanced approach.

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

2 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 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.

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

3 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

3 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 […]

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