NASA has always been trying to get more attention from researchers in order to explore more of the Sun. The space organization recently dropped a jaw-dropping video that shows a decade in the life of Sun. The new video is a product of compilation of images taken from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory.
From its orbit in space around Earth, SDO has gathered 425 million high-resolution images of the ball of fire, which is almost 20 million gigabytes of data over the past 10 years. NASA is currently busy detecting aliens in the clouds of Moon from the Apollo 16 mission. Therefore, it comes as a surprise to people after seeing a compilation of the most fierce object in this universe.
NASA launches a 10-year long video of the Sun
This 10-year time-lapse showcases photos taken at a wavelength of 17.1 nanometers, which is an extreme ultraviolet wavelength that shows the Sun’s outermost atmospheric layer, the corona. The space agency released the time-lapse video to mark SDO’s 10th year in space. The orbiting observatory was launched atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket on Feb. 11, 2010.
An incredible time-lapse video capturing ten years of the #Sun has been released by @NASA. The footage shows significant solar events and has enabled new discoveries about the workings of the Sun and its influence on the solar system ☀️
— Australian Space Agency (@AusSpaceAgency) June 28, 2020
Earth’s star continues to reveal its secrets. NASA’s $1.5 billion Parker Solar Probe mission, which launched in 2018, has taken humanity closer to the sun than ever before and the spacecraft is helping scientists shed new light on the star.
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