The Deathliest Place In The Solar System

This is the deathliest place in the solar system, photographed as never before by NASA's new Solar Dynamics Observatory. It's one of the first humbling images of our mighty Sun returned by the spacecraft. The video is terrifying:

SDO was launched on February in a five-year mission to study the sun's magnetic field. Its image quality is 10 times better than 1080p television, four times the resolution of the previous king of the Sun observers, the STEREO spacecraft. The most spectacular sun view isn't the most spectacular anymore. [NASA]