Stories tagged Solar Dynamic Observatory

Apr
21
2010

NASA just released some stunning new views of the Sun from the Solar Dynamics Observatory that was launched this past February. The space craft's cameras are able to produce images 10x better than the resolution of high-definition television. giving scientists the ability to examine more closely and in much greater detail such space weather phenomenon as solar flares, coronal mass ejection (CME), extreme ultraviolet radiation, and sunspots. The mysteries of the Sun's magnetic field will also be studied. The spacecraft's instruments are able to gather data more quickly and more often than previously possible. Check it out.

The next video provides some background information about the SDO project.

NASA SDO website