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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

last weekOdd : 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

last weekOdd : 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

2 weeks 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

Simulating the Dynamical Evolution of Earth, Moon & Theia

Dynamical Evolution of the Earth-Moon Progenitors - Whence Theia?Authors:Quarles et alAbstract:We present integrations of a model Solar System with five terrestrial planets (beginning ~30-50 Myr after the formation of primitive Solar...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

last monthTechnology / 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...

Solar filament snakes across the sun, may soon end in violent burst

A giant filament has appeared on the surface of the sun — and NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory has captured images of the long, dark formation.

A Viscous Arm of Plasma Punches Its Way Out of the Sun

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Last week, a solar flare flashed on the surface of the sun, just as our star erupted with a massive amount of burning ejecta. The twin explosions, captured by a NASA satellite called the Solar Dynamics Observatory, make for a gorgeous and violent portrait of our sun. Read more...

10 Reasons Why SolarCity, Vivint Solar, And RGS Energy Are Destined To Fail

By Casual Analyst: In the past we have written about the industry trends in solar energy and how the lease/PPA dynamics impact publicly traded residential solar installers SolarCity (NASDAQ:SCTY), Vivint Solar (NYSE:VSLR), and RGS Energy (NASDAQ:RGSE). Show More Summary

India Considers Adding 20 GW Capacity Through Ultra Mega Solar Power Projects

India seems to be planning to significantly change the dynamics of its National Solar Mission, as it has proposed to add 20 GW through ultra mega solar power projects of 500 MW capacity or more. The new Indian government has shown increased...Show More Summary

Significant flare surges off the sun

2 months agoTechnology : Tech Talk

An X1.6 class solar flare flashes in the middle of the sun on Sept. 10, 2014. These images were captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.

NASA sees a significant flare surge off the sun

The sun emitted a significant solar flare, peaking at 1:48 p.m. EDT on Sept. 10, 2014. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured images of the event. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation. Harmful radiation from a flare cannot pass through Earth's atmosphere to physically affect humans on the ground. Show More Summary

Watch an intense solar storm erupt on the surface of the sun

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured video of a solar storm, and radiation could be headed towards Earth

NASA Video: Three Years of the Sun in Three Minutes

3 months agoOdd : Neatorama

YouTube Link This video from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) shows three years of solar activity during solar maximum, the peak of the sun's activity during its normal, 11-year cycle. The clip is compiled from two images per day in the three-year span. Show More Summary

Germany Added Wind and Solar Power and Its Electric Grid Became More Reliable

The dynamics of Germany’s renewables-heavy grid may be stressful for its operators but the country has been stitching all the changes together into a remarkably consistent and reliable stream of electricity for German customers.

Forces Which Effect Very Flexible Solar Sails

Dynamics of highly-flexible solar sail subjected to various forcesAuthors:Liu et alAbstract:Solar sail is a novel spacecraft and has the potential applications in the near future. The large amplitude vibration should be considered because it is characterized by its huge and lightweight structure. Show More Summary

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