NASA Time-Lapse video shows captivating colors of our Sun

February 15, 2015 7:00 PM

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NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) celebrated its fifth anniversary on Wednesday, February 11. SDO keeps a 24/7 vigil capturing super-high-quality images of the Sun and to celebrate the amazing work of this Observatory, NASA released a highlight 3 minutes video depicting five years in the life of the Sun. NASA revealed that the different colors in the video highlights the various wavelengths in which SDO captures the sun.

The SDO was being designed and built while Astronomer Phil Plait was working at Goddard Space Flight Center. On this occasion, Plait expressed that he still remembers those discussion with colleagues about how much data would be sent back and how much would be probed. The astronomer said that there ...

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