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Friday, August 1, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Solar Dynamic Observatory’

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

A Solar Prominence Eruption from SDO Credit: NASA/Goddard/SDO AIA Team Explanation: One of the most spectacular solar sights is an erupting prominence. Two weeks ago, NASA's Sun-orbiting Solar Dynamic Observatory spacecraft imaged an impressively large prominence erupting from the surface. The dramatic explosion was captured in ultraviolet light in the above time lapse video covering 90 minutes, where a new frame was taken every 24 seconds. The scale of the prominence is huge -- the ... Full Story

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