Mind-Boggling New Images of the Sun

NASA's recently launched Solar Dynamics Observatory is returning early images that confirm an unprecedented new capability for scientists to better understand our sun's dynamic 

A full-disk multi-wavelength extreme ultraviolet image of the sun taken by SDO on March 30, 2010. False colors trace different gas temperatures. Reds are relatively cool; blues and greens are hotter. (NASA image)
Some of the images from the spacecraft show never-before-seen detail 
of material streaming outward and away from sunspots. Others show
 extreme close-ups of activity on the sun's surface. The spacecraft 
also has made the first high-resolution measurements of solar flares 
in a broad range of extreme ultraviolet wavelengths.

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