The images captured by the SDO are formed by capturing a specific ultraviolet wavelength to let scientists watch the sun's outermost layer, the corona.
This composite image is made from 151 individual SDO frames.
The Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) instrument, for instance, takes a snapshot in 10 different wavelengths of light every 12 seconds.More news: NY Reported Only 5 COVID-19 Deaths Saturday, Cuomo Says
As of June 2020, the SDO spacecraft has been watching the Sun for a full decade - gathering 425 million high-resolution images and amassing 20 million gigabytes of data.
And though NASA's SDO has watched the Sun without respite for 10 years, there are notable anomalies during the time-lapse.
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Firstly, the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) is a battery of four telescopes created to photograph the Sun's surface and atmosphere.
Titled "A Decade of Sun", the video has collected over 6 lakh views on YouTube since being released on Wednesday. They said that the SDO captures the image of the Sun every 0.75 seconds.
Helioseismology, a term coined by British astronomer Douglas Gough, is the study of the solar interior using observations of waves on the Sun's surface.More news: In a surprise, Court smacks down Louisiana abortion restrictions
Even though the SDO kept an "unblinking eye" on the Sun, some moments was missed. An instrument failure in 2016 resulted in a longer blackout. It accomplishes these tasks by determining how the Sun's magnetic field is generated, and how this stored magnetic energy is converted and released into the heliosphere and geospace in the form of solar wind, energetic particles, and aberrations in the solar irradiance. Occasional frames where the Sun disappears entirely or appears off center represent periods during which the probe was forced to take a quick break from stargazing in order to re calibrate its delicate instruments.