Solar Dynamics Observatory

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Name: Solar Dynamics Observatory
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 19 hours ago - 1 reports

14 Things You Didn't Know About How the Sun Will Die

At some 4.6 billion years old, the Sun is about halfway through its life. In another 5 billion years it will be a normal "adult" star no more. Here's the skinny on the upcoming demise of the star that you owe everything to: light, warmth, energy, and ... [Published Huffington Post - 19 hours ago]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Studying The Sun Is Important Business For NASA

Image Caption: Four of the telescopes on the Solar Dynamics Observatory observe extreme ultraviolet light activity on the sun that is invisible to the naked eye. Credit: NASA/SDOApril Flowers for redOrbit.com – Your Universe OnlineAs children, we are ... [Published Red Orbit - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

NASA to Present Moody Sun

The public is invited to a free talk called "The Moody Sun" with Holly Gilbert in the Pickford Theater, third floor, Madison Building, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Aug. 19 at 11:30 a.m. EDT. According to a NASA release, Gilbert will ... [Published Individual.com - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

Amazing Filament

The Sun sported a very long filament (over 30 times the size of Earth) that angled diagonally across its surface for over a week (July 31 - Aug. 6, 2014). Filaments are clouds of cooler gas suspended above the Sun's surface by magnetic forces. They are ... [Published Red Orbit - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 2 reports

Upcoming Lecture: The Moody Sun

A corona mass ejection (CME), associated with a solar flare, blew out from just around the edge of the Sun today in a glorious roiling wave (May 1, 2013). From NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory.There is no way around it- we live in the sun’s extended ... [Published Library of Congress - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 13 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 1 reports

Solar Dynamics Observatory Captures Images of Lunar Transit

, from 10:57 a.m. to 11:42 a.m. EDT, the moon crossed between NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) and the sun, a phenomenon called a lunar transit. A lunar transit happens approximately twice a year, causing a partial solar eclipse that can only be ... [Published Scientific Computing - Aug 13 2014]
First reported Aug 06 2014 - Updated Aug 06 2014 - 2 reports

Space: It’s an eerie place

Solar prominence bursts above the Sun 0:16A thin solar prominence appears above the Sun, then sprouts numerous streams of plasma back into the Sun before disappearing a day later. Courtesy NASA/Solar Dynamics ObservatorySun sprite ... this demonic presence ... [Published Townsville Bulletin - Aug 06 2014]
First reported Aug 03 2014 - Updated Aug 03 2014 - 1 reports

Catastrophic solar superstorm is overdue to hit Earth, scientist says

By | Geekquinox  –The coronal mass ejection from Aug. 31, 2012. NASA photo When it comes to a violent solar storm slamming into Earth - it’s not a question of if but when, warns a new study published this month in the Physics World journal.What makes ... [Published Yahoo! Canada - Aug 03 2014]
First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 1 reports

A shadow on the Sun

News in ScienceFriday, 1 August 2014 StarStuff image of the week, by Stuart GaryABCLunar transit from orbit (Source: NASA/GSFC/SDO)StarStuff photo of the week This image of the Moon passing in front of the Sun taken by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory ... [Published ABC Online - Aug 01 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 3 reports

The moon bites a chunk out of the sun

, from 10:57 a.m. to 11:42 a.m. EDT, the moon crossed between NASAs Solar Dynamics Observatory and the sun, a phenomenon called a lunar transit. This happens approximately twice a year, causing a partial solar eclipse that can only be seen from SDO's ... [Published FOXNews.com - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 3 reports

July 29, 2014

7On July 26, 2014, from 10:57 a.m. to 11:42 a.m. EDT, the moon crosses between NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) and the sun, a phenomenon called a lunar transit. A lunar transit happens approximately twice a year, causing a partial solar eclipse ... [Published VOA News - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

Earth nearly took hit from monster solar storm

font size decrease font size increase font sizeA mid-level flare erupted on the left side of the sun on July 8, 2014. This image from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory highlights the high-temperature solar material in a flare, which is typically colorized ... [Published Bayou Buzz - Jul 25 2014]

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"Certain wavelengths either do not make it through Earth's atmosphere or cannot be seen by our eyes, so we cannot use normal optical telescopes to look at the spectrum" said Dean Pesnell, the project scientist for the Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland
Dr Milligan said: "Solar flares can have significant effects on modern life. For example, they can throw GPS off by quite significant distances - tens of metres - so considering how many services now rely on GPS, that's a lot of potential for chaos."
"We are in constant awe of our closest star, the most dynamic and moody object in the solar system, and unprecedented data from recent missions like SDO (Solar Dynamics Observatory) and IRIS (NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph) are allowing solar scientists to address some of the mysteries that have plagued them for decades" said Gilbert, of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md
"These tidal tails are thin, elongated streams of gas, dust and stars that extend away from a galaxy into space. They occur when galaxies gravitationally interact with one another, and material is sheared from the outer edges of each body and flung out into space in opposite directions, forming two tails. They almost always appear curved, so when they are seen to be relatively straight, as in this image, it is clear that we are viewing the galaxies side-on."

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14 Things You Didn't Know About How the Sun Wil... [Published Huffington Post - 19 hours ago]
Studying The Sun Is Important Business For NASA [Published Red Orbit - Aug 21 2014]
Why NASA studies the ultraviolet sun [Published Science Daily - Aug 21 2014]
Trucker turned astrophysicist wins NASA funding... [Published Irish Times - Aug 20 2014]
Queen's and NASA to study solar flares [Published UTV - Aug 20 2014]
NASA to Present Moody Sun [Published Individual.com - Aug 19 2014]
Amazing Filament [Published Red Orbit - Aug 18 2014]
Why our sun’s solar maximum is one of the weake... [Published Global News Canada - Aug 15 2014]
Upcoming Lecture: The Moody Sun [Published Library of Congress - Aug 15 2014]
NASA Scientist to Discuss "The Moody Sun" at Li... [Published Franklin Credit Management Corporation - Aug 14 2014]
Solar Dynamics Observatory Captures Images of L... [Published Scientific Computing - Aug 13 2014]
Space: It’s an eerie place [Published Townsville Bulletin - Aug 06 2014]
Space: It’s an eerie place [Published NEWS.com.au - Aug 06 2014]
CU-Boulder tied for first in number of American... [Published Noodls - Aug 06 2014]
Catastrophic solar superstorm is overdue to hit... [Published Yahoo! Canada - Aug 03 2014]
Scientist Warns Of The Threat Of Inevitable Sol... [Published Red Orbit - Aug 03 2014]
Is an imminent solar ‘superstorm’ going to dest... [Published Metro.co.uk - Aug 02 2014]
The 2012 Solar Disaster That Almost Was [Published Slate Magazine - Aug 01 2014]
A shadow on the Sun [Published ABC Online - Aug 01 2014]
Innovations: Extreme solar storms spark a need ... [Published Washington Post - Jul 31 2014]
The moon bites a chunk out of the sun [Published FOXNews.com - Jul 30 2014]
Moon photobombs NASA sun shot (photo) [Published Silicon Republic - Jul 30 2014]
July 29, 2014 [Published VOA News - Jul 29 2014]
The Moon Bites a Chunk out of the Sun : Discove... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 29 2014]
The Moon Bites a Chunk out of the Sun [Published Discovery Channel - Jul 29 2014]
NASA's SDO Observes a Lunar Transit [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 29 2014]
NASA's SDO Observes a Lunar Transit [Published Space Fellowship - Jul 28 2014]
Scientists Are Thinking Of Ways To Terraform Venus [Published Huffington Post UK - Jul 28 2014]
About That ‘World-Ending’ Solar Storm... [Published Daily Beast - Jul 28 2014]
A solar show with mixed reviews [Published Nigeria Punch - Jul 28 2014]
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Stunning Solar Flares And Other Amazing Images ... [Published Popular Science - New Technology, Science News, ... - Jul 04 2014]
Better Than FireworksA solar flare is a burst of radiation that erupts from the sun's atmosphere across every wavelength of the spectrum. Solar flares are scary, and awesome, but rarely do they look so delicately beautiful. This is a composite image ...
An Inconvient truth--------Calling Interference... [Published MuskegonPundit - Jun 20 2014]
Calling Interference On The Sun |Popular Science :"Calling Interference On The Sun Bad news: solar flares are becoming more of a threat.  Good news: we get photos like this. On March 29 at 1:48 p.m. EST, the sun issued a massive X1 flare that caused ...
Calling Interference On The Sun [Published Popular Science - New Technology, Science News, ... - Jun 19 2014]
NASA/SDO On March 29 at 1:48 p.m. EST, the sun issued a massive X1 flare that caused a brief radio blackout on the sunlit side of Earth. Because the atmosphere insulates technology from most solar-weather effects, flares of this magnitude don’t typically ...
NASA video captures huge solar flares [Published CNN.com - Video - Jun 13 2014]
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured video of an X-class solar flare, which are powerful bursts of radiation. ...
SPACE: Nasa captures powerful X-class solar fla... [Published Instapundit - Jun 12 2014]
SPACE: Nasa captures powerful X-class solar flares emitted by the sun. Nasa’s Solar Dynamics Observatory observed the sun as a significant solar flare burst from its left side, peaking at 7.42 am EDT on 10 June. The sun then released a second X-class ...
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What Is This Strange Spot on the Sun? [Published Slate Magazine - May 18 2014]
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