Solar Dynamics Observatory

A Dark Region Is Growing Eerily On The Sun’s Surface

Images from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory have spotted a growing dark region called a coronal hole, which is the cause…

6 years ago

Kapow! Moderate Solar Flare Erupts From The Sun, But Likely Won’t Affect Earth

While this solar peak has been weaker than usual, from time to time we get a moderate punch from the…

7 years ago

Aurora Alert: Powerful Solar Flare This Weekend Could Spark Show Tomorrow

If you sit at a fairly high latitude, you may want to keep an eye out your window Tuesday (April…

8 years ago

Slip-Sliding Away: Solar Flare’s Magnetic Lines Go For A Loop In This Video

When will the next big solar flare occur? How much damage could it cause to power lines and satellites? These…

8 years ago

Yesterday’s Mammoth Solar Flare Is The Biggest Of 2014 So Far

She's a rainbow! You can see the first moments of a huge flare belching off the sun in the picture…

8 years ago

A Secret Solar Eclipse from Outer Space

Call it the eclipse nobody saw. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) got its own private solar eclipse showing from its…

8 years ago

Zombie ISON ‘Behaving Like A Comet’, Stunned Astronomers Say

Talk about the Comeback Kid. After Comet C/2012 S1 ISON┬árounded the sun yesterday afternoon, professional astronomers around the world looked…

8 years ago

Is Comet ISON Dead? Astronomers Say It’s Likely After Icarus Sun-Grazing Stunt

Update, 9:55 pm EST: It's a Thanksgiving miracle: apparently it now looks like ISON has actually survived!! Alright we're calling…

8 years ago

This Energy-Boosting Region In The Sun Will Have A New NASA Satellite Watching It

How does the sun's energy flow? Despite the fact that we live relatively close (93 million miles, or eight light-minutes)…

9 years ago

New Video Shows Fire and ‘Rain’ on the Sun

This footage was obtained by the AIA instrument on the Solar Dynamics Observatory on July 19, 2012. It provides a…

9 years ago