Now a scintillating new time-lapse video of one decade in the life of the Sun in sixty minutes was just released by NASA and it's a mesmerizing display of the star's mercurial stirrings and enormous elemental power.
To create the timelapse, NASA edited down the 425 million high-resolution images captured with its SDO by choosing one photo taken every hour from the satellite.
According to NASA, the information collected by SDO has enabled countless new discoveries about the workings of Earth's closest star and how it influences the solar system. With a triad of instruments, SDO captures an image of the Sun every 0.75 seconds, which are used to prepare the time lapse. Do note, there are timestamps in the description of the video for the viewers accessible pleasure.
The SDA mission of NASA was launched in the year 2010 to understand the origin of Sun's energy.More news: Hundreds queue for COVID-19 mass testing in Beijing
NASA has been recorded the Sun for over 10 years now, and to celebrate that achievement it has released a 10-year time-lapse video.
For the objective of the time-lapse, NASA compiled a photo of the Sun taken every hour down to a 60-minute video.
The footage shows the activity of rise and fall taking place on the Sun as a part of it's 11-year solar cycle.
Even though the SDO has had kept its eyes open constantly, it hasn't been able to keep the Sun in its line of sight constantly.More news: Louis Couple Brandishes Guns After Activists Break Into Gated Neighborhood
Titled "A Decade of Sun", the video was released on Wednesday. A longer blackout in 2016 was caused by a temporary issue with the AIA instrument that was successfully resolved after a week.
The music in the video has been composed by German musician Lars Leonhard.
Since 2010, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has diligently observed our warming star and delivered back to its mission control ground team a wealth of astonishing images of the shining object in never-seen detail.More news: Know why Andy Murray left Brits exhibition tournament