NASA shows 3 years of Sun images in 3 minutes

Video showcases highlights of its solar satellite

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NASA today posted this video combining three years of images provided by its Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO).

According to NASA, the SDO's "Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) captures a shot of the sun every 12 seconds in 10 different wavelengths." At the wavelength of these images (171 Angstroms), you can easily see the sun's 25-day rotation, as well as the increase in solar activity.

More solar goodies can be found at this NASA site, including a full HD version of all four different wavelengths (in case you don't like yellow).

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