Tag: the sun

Jan 27, 2015

Picture of the Day: NASA’s SDO Captures its 100 Millionth Image of the Sun

Picture of the Day: NASA’s SDO Captures its 100 Millionth Image of the Sun

Photograph by NASA/Goddard/SDO An instrument on NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) captured its 100 millionth image of the sun. The instrument is the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly, or AIA, which uses four telescopes working parallel to gather eight images of the sun—cycling through 10 different wavelengths—every 12 seconds. This is a processed image of SDO…

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Nov 30, 2014

Putting Our Solar System Into Perspective

Putting Our Solar System Into Perspective

This amazing graphic was created by Roberto Ziche and shows our solar system to scale. Roberto explains: “At the Chabot Space and Science Center there were some old, poor quality images, probably downloaded from internet and printed on office paper, showing the Sun and the planets to scale. I found the images content to…

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Oct 8, 2014

In Sweden You’ll Find the World’s Largest Scale Model of the Solar System

In Sweden You’ll Find the World’s Largest Scale Model of the Solar System

Did you know the Sweden Solar System is the largest permanent scale model of the Solar System in the world? The Sun, represented by the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, is the largest hemispherical building in the world. The inner planets can also be found in Stockholm but the outer planets are situated northward in…

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Aug 16, 2014

This is How the Sun Sees You

This is How the Sun Sees You

Using an ultraviolet camera, people on the street were shown how the sun sees them. Under UV light your skin may look more different than you think. Video by Thomas Leveritt Music: ‘Summer in the City – Starcadian remix’ by Freedom Fry

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Mar 13, 2014

NASA Celebrates ‘Cosmos’ Reboot with Amazing Set of Space Images

NASA Celebrates ‘Cosmos’ Reboot with Amazing Set of Space Images

This past Sunday (9 March 2014) marked the premier of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. Hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, the new 13-part Cosmos is a 21st-century follow-up to the landmark 1980 series hosted by famed astronomer Carl Sagan, who passed in 1996. The reboot was written by Ann Druyan (Sagn’s widow) and Steven…

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Jan 28, 2014

This Astronomical Watch Shows Our Solar System Orbiting the Sun

This Astronomical Watch Shows Our Solar System Orbiting the Sun

Midnight Planétarium is an incredible timepiece that features six bejewelled planets in our solar system accurately rotating around our Sun. The watch was created by Van Cleef & Arpels in partnership with Christiaan van der Klaauw. After three years of work, Midnight Planétarium was unveiled at the annual Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie…

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Oct 31, 2013

Picture of the Day: A Canyon of Fire on the Sun

Picture of the Day: A Canyon of Fire on the Sun

A CANYON OF FIRE ON THE SUN Photograph by NASA/SDO NASA/SDO – A magnetic filament of solar material erupted on the sun in late September, breaking the quiet conditions in a spectacular fashion. The 200,000 mile long filament ripped through the sun’s atmosphere, the corona, leaving behind what looks like a canyon…

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Jul 21, 2013

Picture of the Day: Praise the Sun

Picture of the Day: Praise the Sun

PRAISE THE SUN Photograph by Anton Jankovoy | jankovoy.com In this perfectly timed sunset capture by Anton Jankovoy, we see the silhouette of a woman appearing to hold/praise the sun. The photo was taken in July of 2011 at Paradise Beach in Maharashtra, India. To get the shot Anton used a FL…

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May 22, 2013

Picture of the Day: Sunrise from Space

Picture of the Day: Sunrise from Space

SUNRISE FROM SPACE Photograph by NASA In this beautiful capture, the sun is about to come up over the South Pacific Ocean. The colorful scene was photographed by one of the Expedition 35 crew members aboard the Earth-orbiting International Space Station between 4 and 5 a.m. local time, May 5, 2013. The…

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May 2, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Sun – One Year, One Image

Picture of the Day: The Sun – One Year, One Image

THE SUN – ONE YEAR, ONE IMAGE Photograph by NASA/GSFC/SDO In the three years since it first provided images of the sun in the spring of 2010, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory has had virtually unbroken coverage of the sun’s rise toward solar maximum, the peak of solar activity in its regular 11-year…

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