At a press conference today in Washington DC, researchers unveiled “First Light” images from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, a space telescope designed to study the Sun. “SDO is working beautifully,” reports project scientist Dean Pesnell of the Goddard Space Flight Centre. “This is even better than we could have dreamed.”
It is rather impressive.
Above: Erupting solar prominence, filmed by SDO on March 30, 2010. You may want to download the 29MB high resolution video.