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See Five Years In the Life Of the Sun In New Awesome NASA Time-Lapse Video

Spoiler alert: The sun is cool-looking

The sun is living a pretty interesting life out there. And NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) celebrated its five-year anniversary on Feb. 11th, which means they’ve treated us all to a five-year-spanning time-lapse of what the sun’s been up to for those years. Predictably, it’s pretty damn epic.

Capturing an image almost 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. […]

They also released a highlight video. The different colors seen in the videos “represent the various wavelengths (sometimes blended, sometimes alone) in which SDO observes the sun.”

I’d say this is awesome in the ancient sense of the world.

(via The Telegraph)

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