Posted by: arnegrim | April 22, 2010

Absolutely stunning

“Launched in Febraury 2010, NASA describes the Solar Dynamics Observatory as the most advanced spacecraft ever designed to study the sun. Over the course of its five-year mission, it will study the sun’s magnetic field and also provide a better understanding of the role the sun plays in Earth’s atmospheric chemistry and climate. The images the telescope captures provide clarity 10 times better than high-definition television and transmit more comprehensive science data faster than previous solar spacecraft, according to NASA.”

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=126191021&ft=1&f=1001

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