Ribbons of plasma from the sun against the black backdrop of space.
Source:  Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio and the Solar Dynamics Observatory.
Published: April 4, 2018

On April 21, 2010, NASA released the first-light images from its newest sun-monitoring mission, the Solar Dynamics Observatory. The mission’s high-speed, IMAX-quality photography will improve predictions of solar activity that can disrupt everything from GPS satellites to high-voltage power lines.


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