NASA Releases Breathtaking Images Of Our ‘Extreme’ Sun

The video shows images captured by the Solar Dynamics Observatory over 24 hours on September 25, 2011, emphasised in vivid blues, greens and yellows.

“There’s no science behind [adding the colours],” says Scott Wiesinger of Goddard Space Flight Centre, “But it looks very pretty.”

The authentic frames are in the 171 Angstrom wavelength of intense ultraviolet which exhibits plasma on the surface of sun at about 600,000 Kelvin.

“This video takes SDO images and applies additional processing to enhance the structures visible,” said a Nasa spokesperson.

“While there is no scientific value to this processing, it does result in a beautiful, new way of looking at the sun.”


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• Nasa releases ‘beautiful’ images of the sun

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