SDO Video of Solar Flare in Super Hi-Def

SDO Video of Solar Flare in Super Hi-DefOn February 24, 2011, Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) spacecraft captured magnificent stream of images, at 24 second intervals, to make a nearly flawless 17 second video here. A wave of erupting plasma as seen in high-def from a M3.6 class flare–never looked so good! It’s pure eye candy. SDO launched from Cape Canaveral on Feb. 11, 2010 to study solar irradiance, the heliosphere and the solar wind on a mission expected to last over five years.

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