In an amazing hour-long video, NASA’s Sun points to the semi-automatic spacecraft Solar Dynamics Observatory, which brings together its observations of the Sun over a ten-year interval.
NASA said that in the past decade, the spacecraft has collected 425 million high-resolution images of the sun and accumulated 20 million gigabytes of data.
It took 10 years to show a photo taken at a wavelength of 17.1 nanometers, which is an extreme ultraviolet wavelength that shows the outermost atmosphere of the sun-the corona.
This movie compiles a photo every hour, condensing the ten-year sun into 61 minutes.
The video shows the rise and fall of activities that occurred during part of the solar cycle of solar activity 11, and notable events such as planet passing and eruption.
The video has been watched by hundreds of thousands of people on YouTube, Twitter and other social media platforms.
The data collected by SDO over the past 10 years has made possible new discoveries about the work of the sun and how it affects the solar system.
Using a three-in-one instrument, SDO captures the sun image every 0.75 seconds.
A separate atmospheric imaging assembly (AIA) instrument captures images of light of 10 different wavelengths every 12 seconds.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said that although SDO kept watching the sun, it still missed a moment.
The dark frames in the video are caused by the earth or moon passing between the spaceship and the sun that eclipsed SDO.
The longer power outage in 2016 was due to a temporary problem with the AIA instrument, which was successfully resolved a week later.
When SDO calibrated its instruments, an image of the sun’s eccentricity was observed.
SDO was launched on February 11, 2010.