Awesome Video of the Sun – level 3

03-08-2020 15:00

The American Space Agency’s Solar Dynamic Observatory snaps a photo of the sun every 12 seconds in ten wavelengths of invisible ultraviolet light.

Each wavelength helps highlight a different temperature of solar material and each is assigned a colour.

In the project named ‘Thermonuclear Art’, a team pieced together the video from the individual pictures. It took a team of specialists about ten hours to produce one minute of footage. You can see solar flares, vast explosions of material bursting out of the Sun’s surface, and coronal loops – this is solar material streaming up and down the lines of the Sun’s magnetic field.

Recently, NASA also released a video of Jupiter in 4K, showing changes in the planet’s Giant Red Spot.

Difficult words: snap (take), assign (give), thermonuclear (relating to nuclear reactions which happen on the sun), solar flare (a brief eruption of intense high-energy radiation from the sun’s), vast (large), 4K (very high quality video).

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What do you think about this video of the sun and of Jupiter?

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