Solar Dynamics Observatory

December 17, 2018

Here’s the First Image of the Sun from the Parker Solar Probe

It’s been 124 days since the Parker Solar Probe was launched, and several weeks since it made the closest approach any spacecraft has ever made to […]
November 13, 2015

Space junk WT1190F is hitting Earth Today: How you can see the collision live

A mysterious piece of space junk that could possibly be a remnant of an old Apollo-era rocket will be hitting the Earth today. The debris, dubbed WT1190F, […]
November 2, 2015

NASA releases stunning 4K video of the sun as you’ve never seen it before

NASA treated us to a post-halloween surprise on Sunday with a new 30-minute video showcasing stunning shots of the sun taken in 4K quality. The was taken […]
January 31, 2014

A Secret Solar Eclipse from Outer Space

Call it the eclipse nobody saw. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) got its own private solar eclipse showing from its geosynchronous orbital perch today. Twice a year […]
November 29, 2013

Did part of Comet ISON survive its close encounter with a sun? Scientists say it ‘continues to surprise’

STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Scientists were studying spacecraft images Friday to find out whether a small part of Comet ISON survived its close encounter with the sun. […]
July 13, 2013

Speedy tsunami seen on Sun's surface

Two satellites have seen “tsunami” spreading on the surface of the Sun after a release of matter into space called a coronal mass ejection (CME). These […]
June 29, 2013

Aerial launch puts NASA's IRIS satellite in orbit to study the sun

NASA’s newest solar observatory launched into space late Thursday, beginning a two-year quest to probe some of the sun’s biggest mysteries. An Orbital Sciences Corp. Pegasus […]
January 24, 2013

Sun Launches a Beautiful Arc of Plasma

We are currently experiencing a very exciting time in the 11-year cycle of our sun and there’s no better better way of observing the twisted magnetic […]
December 22, 2012

NASA captures Solstice Solar Portrait

At 11:12 UT (6:12 a.m. EST), the world didn’t end (as far as I can tell), but it was a significant time none-the-less. That was the exact minute […]