Amazing new images of the Sun from NASA on CNET

April 23, 2010

Here’s a series of stunning new images on CNET of the Sun, paid for by your tax dollars and taken by NASA‘s SDO, or Solar Dynamic Observatory.

The SDO was launched on February 11, 2010 and is just beginning its five year mission: to explore strange new worlds; to seek out new life and new civilizations; to boldly go where no man has gone before. Now where have I heard that before. . .?

Above is an an extreme ultraviolet, false-color image of the Sun taken on March 30. The colors indicate different gas temperatures. Reds are cool (about 60,000 Kelvin, or 107,540 degrees Fahrenheit) and the blue green end of the spectrum is hot (at more than 1 million Kelvin, or 1,799,540 degrees Fahrenheit).


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