NASA never ceases to amaze.
This week they released this ultra-high definition 4K video of the Sun, entitled “Thermonuclear Art.” The footage is comprised of a collection of images captured from a satellite from the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO).
The SDO has been monitoring the Sun around-the-clock for five years, presenting not only solar scientists, but the world at large, with astounding information about the star’s daily movement.
In a news release, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center stated, “SDO captures images of the Sun in 10 different wavelengths, each of which helps highlight a different temperature of solar material. Different temperatures can, in turn, show specific structures on the Sun such as solar flares, which are gigantic explosions of light and x-rays, or coronal loops, which are stream of solar material traveling up and down looping magnetic field lines.”
Set to Lars Leonhard‘s ethereal tracks, this video features some of the most remarkable footage ever of the Sun, and according to NASA, “presents the nuclear fire of our life-giving star in intimate detail, offering new perspective into our own relationships with grand forces of the solar system.”
Enjoy this chance to view the Sun without damaging your eyes.