NASA releases 100-millionth image of the sun

January 22, 2015 7:07 PM

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NASA releases 100-millionth image of the sun

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory is the most prolific sun photographer of all time.

This week, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory released its 100-millionth image of the sun, a total amassed in just under five years. The satellite uses its chief instrument, the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly, to snap a shot of the sun once every 12 seconds.

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