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

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mdr's picture
mdr says:

NASA has posted a graphic showing the relative resolution of SDO's super high-quality images.

posted on Thu, 04/22/2010 - 4:30pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i really enjoy the nasa images.

posted on Fri, 04/23/2010 - 12:49pm
KelsiDayle's picture
KelsiDayle says:

Hey, mdr, I was wondering if you might say a few words on what solar flares, coronal mass ejection (CME), extreme ultraviolet radiation, and sunspots actually are. And what's so mysterious about the Sun's magnetic field anyway??

posted on Fri, 04/23/2010 - 3:17pm
mdr's picture
mdr says:

I've added some links. Thanks!

posted on Fri, 04/23/2010 - 3:56pm

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