NASA Unveils 100 millionth Image of the Sun

NASA unveiled 100 millionth image of Sun
NASA Unveils 100 millionth Image of the Sun

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) unleashed the 100 millionth image of the Sun captured by the ‘Solar Dynamics Observatory,’ the Sun watching NASA spacecraft.

Four telescopes have been used to capture eight images of the Sun, and finally, each of these images was then processed into one photo to create the entire output picture.

The ‘Solar Dynamics Observatory’ was launched on February 11, 2011. The spacecraft has provided some impeccable images that played a crucial role in determining the effectiveness of studies related to the solar atmosphere.

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The SDO provides almost 57,600 images every day, and it clearly shows how solar materials sway and sometimes erupt in the solar atmosphere.
SDO’s details have helped scientists know better about the increased temperatures in the roiling corona than in the Sun’s surface. Using the images, scientists have also learned more about the solar fares and constantly moving magnetic fields on Sun.

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Scientists associated with the ‘Solar Dynamics Observatory’ are trying hard to learn how Sun’s magnetic field is generated and structured.
They are also trying to figure out how the stored magnetic energy in the Sun is converted and released into the heliosphere.

The heliosphere is ultimately the region of space dominated by the Sun in the strong solar wind and energetic particles.
The photo album of SDO is already star-studded, and the 100 millionth image acts as an incredible milestone image as around some years back, Sun was considered as an unassailable target.

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