NASA | Solar Dynamics Observatory: Year 5

▶ NASA | SDO: Year 5 – YouTube.

This is an amazing video of images (200 million!) capturing the constant activity of our sun, taken from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, which was launched five years ago. Below is part of NASA’s introduction and then the video itself.

“…In them hath he [God] set a tabernacle for the sun, Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race. His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.” (Psalm 19:4b-6)

February 11, 2015 marks five years in space for NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, which provides incredibly detailed images of the whole sun 24 hours a day. Capturing an image more than once per second, SDO has provided an unprecedentedly clear picture of how massive explosions on the sun grow and erupt ever since its launch on Feb. 11, 2010. The imagery is also captivating, allowing one to watch the constant ballet of solar material through the sun’s atmosphere, the corona.

In honor of SDO’s fifth anniversary, NASA has released a video showcasing highlights from the last five years of sun watching. Watch the movie to see giant clouds of solar material hurled out into space, the dance of giant loops hovering in the corona, and huge sunspots growing and shrinking on the sun’s surface.

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  1. did NASA quote Psalm 19?!? (Thanks for sharing this – it is beautiful!)

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    • No, though we could wish. That is my “commentary”. It is pretty amazing, isn’t it. One would never know that all this is going on on our sun. God protects us too, day by day.

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