The SDO spacecraft creates a beautiful video of the sun’s surface
May 24, 2012
The Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) launched by NASA to unravel the mysteries of the Sun, was able to capture stunning images of the surface of our star.
In the video one can see the huge arches that are generated when the plasma is ejected into space. In addition to their scientific value, the images are of unprecedented beauty.
The Goddard Space Center team distributed the material, which shows the original frames in the 171 Angstrom wavelength of extreme ultraviolet, with further processing.
This wavelength can see the plasma in the corona, which is about 600,000 degrees Kelvin.
In the active regions of the solar surface loops are formed, where magnetic fields are strongest.
In visible light, active regions appear as sunspots, responsible for the emission of plasma that sometimes reaches our planet with damage to communications.