NASA SDO captures a spectacular dark line hovering the sun’s surface

February 15, 2015 11:05 PM

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NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) allows the space organization to keep a vigil on the sun at any given time. It recently released a spectacular image of the sun that shows a dark line across the lower half of the celestial body. The line represents a filament of solar material floating above the surface of the sun. The SDO also released a spectacular video to mark the five glorious years since the first launch of the spacecraft.

The image was captured on February 10 by the SDO, and it shows a dark line snaking the sun. The SDO is designed to represent colder material as dark and the other hotter and dark materials as light. Scientists explained that the dark line observed in the picture is a cluster of cold material that ha...

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