Dec. 28, 2010

The Sun As You've Never Seen It Before

by Zach Lynn


Image from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has been taking photos of our star continuously since February 2010. SDO is a satellite that orbits the Earth while constantly pointing at the sun. It captured this stunning ultraviolet photo during a massive solar eruption on August 1st. SDO is part of a larger initiative called Living With a Star (LSW), which aims to better understand solar activity and its effects on the Earth.

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