Tag: the sun

February 15, 2015 at 1:23 pm

NASA Celebrates SDO’s 5 Year Anniversary with Jaw-Dropping Compilation of the Sun

NASA Celebrates SDO's 5 Year Anniversary with Jaw-Dropping Compilation of the Sun

February 11, 2015 marks five years in space for NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, which provides incredibly detailed images of the whole sun 24 hours a day. Capturing an image more than once per second, SDO has provided an unprecedentedly clear picture of how massive explosions on the sun grow and erupt ever since its…

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February 8, 2015 at 2:25 pm

43 Minute Real Time Journey from the Sun to Jupiter at the Speed of Light

43 Minute Real Time Journey from the Sun to Jupiter at the Speed of Light

Light travels at a speed of 299,792 km per second (186,282 mps). That’s fast. Jupiter is 778,500,000 km (483,737,000 miles) from the Sun. That’s far. To try to convey the vastness of space, Alphonse Swinehart created this animation to illustrate that even at the blistering speed of light, it takes over 43 minutes just…

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January 27, 2015 at 4:20 pm

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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November 30, 2014 at 4:49 pm

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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October 8, 2014 at 11:56 am

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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August 16, 2014 at 2:57 am

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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March 13, 2014 at 12:38 pm

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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January 28, 2014 at 11:48 am

This Astronomical Watch Shows Our Solar System Orbiting the Sun

This Astronomical Watch Shows Our Solar System Orbiting the Sun

Midnight Plan├ętarium 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 Plan├ętarium was unveiled at the annual Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie…

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October 31, 2013 at 5:31 pm

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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July 21, 2013 at 4:02 pm

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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