SDO is a solely satellite to observe the activity of the Sun.

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Credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann

Its instruments allow him to take pictures of the Sun with many different filters:

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All pictures taken by SDO we are available at this address or on Helioviewer.org, this site also allowing us to the beautiful timelapse you can see below. I decided to not to put pictures of SDO since it take 10 every 15 minutes or so and since 2010…

The project in numbers

  • Launch date: February 11, 2010 (almost 7 years ago today, so)
  • Length of the assignment: 5 to 10 years
  • Mass: kg 3100

The Sun in Timelapse

With the help of the http://helioviewer.org site I have done beautiful timelapse:

Photos

Here are the most beautiful pictures I retrieved from the official site and others I myself made via helioviewer.org:

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Credit: Courtesy of NASA/SDO and the AIA, EVE, and HMI science teams.

2012_11_10_23_45_03_aia_304

Credit: Courtesy of NASA/SDO and the AIA, EVE, and HMI science teams.

2011_04_01_04_00_00_aia_304

Credit: Courtesy of NASA/SDO and the AIA, EVE, and HMI science teams.

2011_02_17_12_10_52_aia_304

Credit: Courtesy of NASA/SDO and the AIA, EVE, and HMI science teams.

2011_03_30_16_00_00_aia_3041

Credit: Courtesy of NASA/SDO and the AIA, EVE, and HMI science teams.

2011_03_19_12_00_00_aia_304

Credit: Courtesy of NASA/SDO and the AIA, EVE, and HMI science teams.

2011_03_19_12_00_00_aia_3041

Credit: Courtesy of NASA/SDO and the AIA, EVE, and HMI science teams.

Credit: Courtesy of NASA/SDO and the AIA, EVE, and HMI science teams.

Credit: Courtesy of NASA/SDO and the AIA, EVE, and HMI science teams.

Credit: Courtesy of NASA/SDO and the AIA, EVE, and HMI science teams.

Credit: Courtesy of NASA/SDO and the AIA, EVE, and HMI science teams.

Credit: Courtesy of NASA/SDO and the AIA, EVE, and HMI science teams.

Credit: Courtesy of NASA/SDO and the AIA, EVE, and HMI science teams.

Credit: Courtesy of NASA/SDO and the AIA, EVE, and HMI science teams.

Credit: Courtesy of NASA/SDO and the AIA, EVE, and HMI science teams.

To see the rest of the photos, it’s here.


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