First Light for the Solar Dynamics Observatory

Extreme Ultraviolet Image of the Sun (NASA -- Solar Dynamics Observatory 30 Mar 2010)

NASA’s new Solar Dynamics Observatory, launched in February, has now returned a number of images. This morning NASA scientists released the “first light’ images from the observatory, and they are nothing less than astounding.

A spectacular video of an erupting solar prominence and a remarkable multiwavelength extreme ultraviolet image of the entire sun are but two of the awe-engendering views of our host star included in the release. Visit NASA’s First Light for the Solar Dynamics Observatory for much more.

You might also wish to take a look at the BBC’s item headlined NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory Returns First Images.

Curious to learn more? You’ll find a wealth of details at the Solar Dynamics Observatory home page, and at NASA’s Science News page on the Solar Dynamics Observatory: The ‘Variable Sun’ Mission.

Solar Prominence Erupting (NASA SDO 30 Mar 2010)

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