Remember last week's crazy-ass sun picture and video? Well here come some more shots from the recently launched NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory. Just look at that! Amazing, isn't it? So majestic. So powerful. I mean, that's our sun right there -- tooting flames. God what I'd give to smell that.
UPDATE: Added amazingly amazing very worthwhile hot hot hot video after the jump.
Hit the jump for five more taken with different techniques, along with a link to the National Geographic article that explains what's happening in each one.
NASA Solar Observatory's First Shots [nationalgeographic]
Mind-boggling video shows fiery details of the nearest star [dvice]
Thanks to Mister Fancyer, who may or may not be the mogul behind the Cat Fancy empire (I suspect he is). Can you get me a free cat-tree?