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NASA Shows Sun First Photos in Quadruple HD

Combination of Art and Science: NASA has published high-resolution images of the Sun, showing for the first time in quadruple HD, how beautiful is this star. Razor-sharp images shows even structures and temperature differences visible to naked eye.

The 'Solar Dynamics Observatory' NASA makes an image of the Sun - eightfold HD resolution and in ten different wavelengths every twelve seconds. Photo: Nasa Goddard
The ‘Solar Dynamics Observatory’ NASA makes an image of the Sun – eightfold HD resolution and in ten different wavelengths every twelve seconds. Photo: Nasa Goddard

The satellite provided the data for this film solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), which began on February 11, 2010 with the Sun observation and has steadily watched the Sun and collects data.

Regular Sun explosions visible on NASA first photos in quadruple HD

SDO observed all activities and solar flares on the ultra hot star, on whose surface temperatures by 5527 ° C. Less is hot on the dark sunspots with “only” 3526 ° C. Due to this hardly conceivable temperatures there are regular fire storms and daily explosions, which are also called as flares. These eruptions, as well as the outer shell of the star observed the satellite and misses even the magnetic field of the Sun.

The data from the solar atmosphere, to collect the magnetic activity and the UV radiation, the satellite uses special instruments equipped with sensors. Every twelve seconds, the satellite makes an image of the Sun. The NASA records the observations in ten different wavelengths to distinguish the different data. It maps a unique color to each wavelength. Each of these images is eight-time resolution of HD videos.

Ten hours editing for one minute film

However, the processing of the information requires an incredible use of the NASA staff. A minute of the movie to make together, it takes ten hours of editing time.

The enormous effort has been worth it. The result can be more than seen. Out came a huge spectacle of a giant energy ball. The video shows the activities of the Sun in motion. To admire about solar flares, while a small part of the mass in the universe is flung. The icing on the cake for the film is still the soundtrack “Deep Venture” by the German Director Lars Leonhard.

NASA Shows Sun First Photos in Quadruple HD

With the data, NASA wants to study the flow of movement and find out how the Sun’s magnetic field is structured and why it changed cyclically. But also other solar systems could be better understood with the help of the investigations