Solar Dynamics Observatory

There's A Giant Square Hole In The Sun

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Tech

A giant square hole in the sun has been spotted in a rather incredible video. But fear not apocalypse fans, it's nothing to worry about, it's what ...

Nasa Captures Remarkable Moment As Eclipse Occurs In Space

Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK Tech

On Earth, an eclipse is a fairly rare event. But in space, somewhere, they occur every single moment. Which is why Nasa has been able to capture t...

The Sun Is At Its Lowest Ebb For 100 Years

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

Despite being at the peak of it's 11-year cycle, the Sun is at its weakest in 100 years. Feeble solar activity has meant storms on the star's surfa...

'Canyon Of Fire'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.12.2013 | UK Tech

Nasa has released footage of what it calls a 'canyon of fire' escaping from the surface of the Sun. The spectacular footage of the Solar Filament E...

WATCH: Solar Flares And An Eclipse Of The Sun By Earth

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 12.09.2013 | UK Tech

It was a busy day for Nasa's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) on Wednesday. Not only did it capture a pretty impressive solar flare but it was also...

Flare Star Increases Brightness By 15 Times In Just Three Minutes

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Tech

A gigantic flare that grew in brightness 15 times in just three minutes reaching temperatures of almost 20,000 Kelvin has erupted into space. Fortu...

PICS: The Most Unbelievable Eclipse You'll Ever See

Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Tech

This is the most unique - and one of the most beautiful - images of an eclipse you'll ever see. But if it looks too good to be true, that's because...

WATCH: Stunningly Beautiful 'Sun Tornadoes'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Tech

We see a lot of images and video captured by Nasa's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) but nothing quite like this. Over a 38-hour period at the begi...

There's A Worringly Large Hole In The Sun...

Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK Tech

A giant hole has been discovered in the Sun - and it's heading our way. The giant gaping coronal gap has been described by Nasa as "extensive", "ro...

You Wait All Year For An X-Class Solar Flare...

Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Tech

You wait all year for a X-class solar flare and then two come along in 24 hours. On 12 May a solar eruption was spotted by Nasa's Solar dynamics Ob...

WATCH: Beautiful Solar Flare Fails To Escape The Sun

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.05.2013 | UK Tech

It was a valiant attempt but this huge solar flare didn't quite have enough velocity to escape the clutches of the Sun's gravitational field. Obser...

Watch Three Years Of The Sun In Three Minutes

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 23.04.2013 | UK Tech

Whilst basking in the gentle, glorious and probably brief spring sunshine this week, it is quite easy to forget our nearest star is a huge, swirling a...

PICS: Sun Unleashes Largest Solar Flare Of The Year

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Tech

The sun has unleashes the biggest solar flare of the year - sparking a sudden radio blackout here on Earth. Nasa said that the powerful solar flare...

PICS: Moon, Meet The Sun

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK Tech

Nasa's Solar Dynamics Observatory is a telescope about the size of a truck which is in orbit around the Earth, 22,000 miles above the planet. Point...

Giant Solar Flare: Watch The Moment The Sun 'Erupted With New Year's Fireworks'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.03.2013 | UK Tech

Cosmically speaking, New Year's Eve is a purely arbitrary event - but it turns out Earth wasn't the only place that saw fireworks on 31 December. A...