Five years in space for NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory

In honor of Solar Dynamics Observatory’s (SDO) 5th anniversary, NASA has released a video showcasing highlights from the last five years of sun watching. Watch the movie to see giant clouds of solar material hurled out into space, the dance of giant loops hovering in the corona, and huge sunspots growing and shrinking on the sun’s surface:

Here are some more pictures from the Solar Dynamics Observatory:

SDO Gallery

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