Monday, April 26, 2010

Say Hello to SDO

The Solar Dynamics Observatory was launched on February 11th of this year and is now officially online, taking pretty pictures, and releasing data. It will provide images of the entire sun at 500 mile resolution every 10 seconds and stream all of that data (close to 2 TB per day) down to earth. How to deal with 2 TB of data per day is another issue entirely.

I'm going to be posting more about NASA's latest solar observatory, but for now, say hello to SDO and great images of the sun (click for full resolution).


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