Speaking Of Sun News

Yeah, with the blizzard and minus 40 windchills, today was the kind of day where you wonder if Earth even has a Sun to keep us half-assed comfortable and warm.

If we didn’t, of course, it would be a helluva lot colder here. So obviously we do. And NASA has just released some time lapse photography of our home star taken by its Solar Dynamics Observatory.

The SDO was launched in 2010, and from a geosynchronous orbit 36,000 kilometres above Earth it’s been studying the Sun and observing all the turbulent activity that occurs on the surface driven by its 15.7 million K core temperature and all the atomic reactions that are going on.

It’s pretty spectacular. So check it out if you want. And here’s a NPR report on the footage

Author: Gregory Beatty

Greg Beatty is a crime-fighting shapeshifter who hatched from a mutagenic egg many decades ago. He likes sunny days, puppies and antique shoes. His favourite colour is not visible to your inferior human eyes. He refuses to write a bio for this website and if that means Whitworth writes one for him, so be it.

One thought on “Speaking Of Sun News”

  1. Well, Sun News goes down…expect another idiotic and bizarre jump in Harper’s approval ratings, in some warped Canadian attempt to ‘assuage’ their guilt over a “less-eve” playing field. Cuz you know, the CBC, much like Canada Post, are just playthings of the left.

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