Goddard Space Flight Center & Solar Dynamics Observatory

The Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) is a major NASA space research laboratory established on May 1, 1959 as NASA's first space flight center. The Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) is a NASA mission which will observe the Sun for over five years. 1.0/5

Goddard Space Flight Center Solar Dynamics Observatory Twin Peaks Solar Cycle 24 Marshall Space Flight Center

A magnetic filament of solar material erupted on the sun in late September, breaking the quiet conditions in a spectacular fashion. The 200,000 mile long filament ripped through the sun's atmosphere, the corona, leaving behind what looks like a canyon of fire. The glowing canyon traces the channel where magnetic fields held the filament aloft before the explosion. Visualizers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. combined two days of satellite data to create a short movie of this gigantic event on the Sun. In reality, the Sun is not made of fire, but of something called plasma: particles so hot that their electrons have boiled off, creating a charged gas that is interwoven with magnetic fields. These images were captured on September 29-30, 2013, by yours truly, NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory (Little SDO), which constantly observes the Sun in a variety of wavelengths. Different wavelengths help capture different aspect of events in the corona. The red images shown in the movie help high ...
Brought to you by NASA and the Goddard Space Flight Center, the Solar Dynamics Observatory captures this phenomenon taking place on the Sun. During this experience on July 19, 2012, three usually rare eruptive events happened all at once.
EARTH-DIRECTED ERUPTION: On Saturday, February 9th, around 0640 UT, a magnetic filament in the sun's northern hemisphere erupted, hurling a coronal mass ejection (CME) toward Earth. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the UV flash from the underlying C2-class solar flare: CME, which was captured in flight by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, billowed away from the sun at 800 km/s. The bulk of the cloud looks like it will sail north of Earth. Nevertheless, a glancing blow is possible as shown in this 3D model of the CME prepared by analysts at the Goddard Space Flight Center. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras on Feb. 12th when the CME passes by. FMC
(Nov 20, 2012)The sun unleashed a monster eruption of super-hot plasma Friday, Nov. 16, in back-to-back solar storms captured on camera by a NASA spacecraft.The giant sun eruption, called a solar prominence, occurred at 1 a.m. EST (0600 GMT ), with another event flaring up four hours later. The prominences was so large, it expanded beyond the camera view of NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), which captured high-definition video of the solar eruption.In the video, a colossal loop of glowing red plasma erupts from the lower left of the sun, arcing up and out of frame as it blasts away from the star."The red-glowing looped material is plasma, a hot gas made of electrically charged hydrogen and helium," officials with NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, which oversees the SDO mission, explained in a description. "The prominence plasma flows along a tangled and twisted structure of magnetic fields generated by the sun’s internal dynamo. An erupting prominence occurs when such a structure becomes unstab ...
A giant explosion on the Sun was captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory on November 16th, 2012. It sent a coronal mass ejection into Space but not in ...
Donald Trump Chelsea Manning Liam Neeson Mark Wahlberg White House Keith Jackson President Trump Martin Luther King Jr North Korea Las Vegas President Donald Trump South Africa Premier League Ford Ranger Katie Couric Steve Bannon James Franco New Zealand Manchester United New Year Black Panther Meghan Markle Dua Lipa Saturday Night Live Everything You Need Middle East Bruce Weber Ed Sheeran Mario Testino Jurgen Klopp Los Angeles Alexis Sanchez Michelle Williams Taylor Swift Gary Oldman Philippe Coutinho Manchester City Harry Kane Chevrolet Silverado Aliso Canyon Michael Bond General Motors Golden Globes Girl Scouts William Still Mutual Fund Prince Harry Sammy Sosa Democratic Party Northern California New England Patriots Steve Wright Reese Witherspoon Milos Zeman Grand Slam Gigi Hadid Islamic State New Jersey Star Wars Australian Open Harvey Weinstein Woody Allen Washington State Korean Peninsula Puerto Rico Martin Luther King College Football Catherine Deneuve John Humphrys Le Mans Tom Cruise Michael Wolff Super Bowl Hurricane Harvey Matt Lauer West Ham Ramon Sessions Sam Rockwell Federal Election Commission Northern Ireland Kim Jong Un Missouri Gov Long Island Johnny Cash West Brom Folsom Prison Camp David True Lies Eric Clapton Dallas Mavericks Chicken Wings Pep Guardiola False Alarm Oprah Winfrey South Korea Southern California Theresa May Anne Pinnock Anthony Lawrence Ant McPartlin
© 2018