NASA may not be able to send its own astronauts anywhere other than flying them from Houston to Kennedy Space Center in their very own T-38s, but it does still have some space probes operating that are returning some impressive information. For instance, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, now in its third year of operation, is collecting data on the sun and how it affects space weather. It collects enough data to fill a standard CD every 36 seconds. Some of that data is in the form of impressive and beautiful images. Hit the jump for three and a half minutes of the sun as you’ve never seen it before.
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NASA has all the answers
This June, Venus will pass in front of the Sun as viewed from Earth – an astronomical event called a “transit”. The last one was in 2004, but the next won’t be until 2117 so unless you’re Captain Jack Harkness or Walt Disney’s frozen head, you’re not [...]
The Earth goes around the Sun? Really?
This is one of those amazing pieces of equipment that everybody loves. It’s a very simple model of the moon, sun and earth. There are two moon so that you can see how the sun would create eclipses. It uses gears and chains to accomplish this.