NASA Releases Video Capturing 5 Years of the Sun’s Surface

February 16, 2015 1:07 AM

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First launched on February 11, 2010, the SDO spacecraft recently celebrated its fifth year in space, and to mark the occasion, NASA scientists released two videos with images from the spacecraft highlighting the Observatory’s scientific accomplishments.

The data collected by the SDO spacecraft is made possible by three instruments: the Extreme Ultraviolet Variability Experiment (EVE), which measures the Sun’s extreme ultraviolet rays; the Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager (HMI), which studies various components of the Sun’s magnetic activity; and fi...

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