NASA releases 10-year timelapse of the Sun

Incredible 10-Year Time Lapse of Sun From NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory [Video]

Taking to their website, the agency recently released a one-hour-long time-lapse video of the star over the last ten years, captured by an orbiting satellite. "Now this is what you call a timelapse", "this is utterly incredible", another wrote.

Another puzzling shaking effect is seen just after 57 seconds, which was unexplained by NASA, while the camera briefly goes offline in the 38th minute. Apart from the rise and fall in the activity of the Sun, the video might also help space scientists gather new information about the transiting planets and other eruptions in the Solar system.

USA space agency NASA has put out a time lapse video of the Sun squeezing a decade's time into one hour.

Eagle-eyed viewers who watch the whole video will notice a few special guests at various points. One of those tools is the Solar Dynamics Observatory, an "unblinking eye" that observes the Sun constantly. The SDO collected over 435 million images of the Sun also in the same period from different angles. The darkish frames in the video are prompted by Earth or the Moon eclipsing SDO as they pass involving the spacecraft and the solar.

The photographs used for the time-lapse video had been made by the Atmospheric Imaging Meeting - a multichannel imaging machine used for full-disc observations.

Firstly, the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) is a battery of four telescopes created to photograph the Sun's surface and atmosphere. A lengthier blackout in 2016 was prompted by a short term challenge with the AIA instrument that was efficiently settled following a week. They had been shot in an excessive ultraviolet vary of the spectrum nicely suited to learning the corona, the outermost layer of photo voltaic ambiance.

The Solar Dynamic Observatory of NASA has been looking over the Sun's activities for the past decade every day. It accomplishes these tasks by determining how the Sun's magnetic field is generated, and how this stored magnetic energy is converted and released into the heliosphere and geospace in the form of solar wind, energetic particles, and aberrations in the solar irradiance.



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