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How The Sun Looks When Your Spacecraft Suddenly Does A Backflip

How The Sun Looks When Your Spacecraft Suddenly Does A Backflip

No, the space-based Solar Dynamics Observatory isn’t on the fritz — it was actually instructed to make this flip while snapping pics of the Sun. It might sound like NASA took this thing out for a joy ride, but there’s a very good reason for the evasive manoeuvre.

Hey, Sun, Why So Serious?

Hey, Sun, Why So Serious?

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured a huge filament on the unhappy face of our sun on February 10. The scary fissure, which looks like a grimace on the surface of the star, is actually an enormous swatch of colder material hovering in the sun’s atmosphere.