Seeing A Star In A New Light

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), launched in February, has started to send back data. The instruments are giving solar scientists an unprecedented look at the sun, says Dean Pesnell, SDO project scientist. The hope is to better understand how solar activity–solar flares, coronal mass ejections, coronal holes–is linked to the sun’s magnetic field.


video, images courtesy of: SDO (NASA) and the AIA, EVE and NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, music by SYNTHAR