February 11, 2015 marked 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.

1826 days in space, 2,600 Terabytes of data, 200 million images, all in one video. You can also watch a different shorter but equally stunning version of this time-lapse here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-41gAPmUG0



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