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Posted by on Apr 23, 2010 in Science | 5 comments

New SERIOUSLY High Definition images of the Sun

I have seen the light and I am a converted man…..

WOW, have you seen these new images of the SUN? Now it’s not just the amazing image, but the HIGH DEFINITION of those images. Just have a look at this table supplied by NASA, have a look at the differences in the image qualities available….

So now that you have an idea of the sheer brilliance of technology have a look at the image thay have taken of the sun…

A full-disk multiwavelength extreme ultraviolet image of the sun taken by SDO on March 30, 2010. False colors trace different gas temperatures. Reds are relatively cool (about 60,000 Kelvin, or 107,540 F); blues and greens are hotter (greater than 1 million Kelvin, or 1,799,540 F). Credit: NASA/Goddard/SDO AIA Team

To see some amazing video of the Surface Of The Sun go to the official NASA webpage.

Launched on Feb. 11, 2010, SDO is the most advanced spacecraft ever designed to study the sun. During its five-year mission, it will examine the sun’s magnetic field and also provide a better understanding of the role the sun plays in Earth’s atmospheric chemistry and climate. Since launch, engineers have been conducting testing and verification of the spacecraft’s components. Now fully operational, SDO will provide images with clarity 10 times better than high-definition television and will return more comprehensive science data faster than any other solar observing spacecraft.

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5 Comments

  1. these are amazing!

  2. Wow! Very nice pictures. Think they could use that camera to find my car that got nicked last week?

    • Sorry to hear of your car Mr Dover, But I recon this camera has a full schedule…

      Maybe they could use it to decipher the COSMIC RAY effect on TOYOTA's????

  3. Hot pictures!

    Bwahahaha!

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