SDO | Staring at the Sun

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) observes and images the sun at ten different wavelengths. On January 22, 2013, this image was released in an article describing those wavelengths and what they tell us about the sun. You can access the article here. This post is about the information provided by each of the specific wavelengths used to observe the sun and how you can easily access it yourself. In addition to the science available, this image is a beautiful and striking quilt of color. It is one of many NASA images that are works of art.

I would like to see more of SDO.