NASA releases new HQ images of our Star

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  1. Prinnctopher's Belt

    Prinnctopher's Belt Antiquities Friend SF Supporter

    April 21, 2010: Warning, the images you are about to see could take your breath away.

    At a press conference today in Washington DC, researchers unveiled "First Light" images from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, a space telescope designed to study the sun.

    "SDO is working beautifully," reports project scientist Dean Pesnell of the Goddard Space Flight Center. "This is even better than we could have dreamed."

    Launched on February 11th from Cape Canaveral, the observatory has spent the past two months moving into a geosynchronous orbit and activating its instruments. As soon as SDO's telescope doors opened, the spacecraft began beaming back scenes so beautiful and puzzlingly complex that even seasoned observers were stunned.

    For instance, here is one of the first things SDO saw:

    http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2010/21apr_firstlight/

    IF the Quicktime in the web page doesn't work, they're ALSO ON YOUTUBE HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrmUUcr4HXg
     
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  2. morning rush

    morning rush Well-Known Member

    wow! Beautiful!
     
  3. Xaos

    Xaos Well-Known Member

    very nice
     
  4. IV2010

    IV2010 Well-Known Member

    Wow...
     
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