This is a small series of photos of our sun (you and I -- we had a boy together) in the ultraviolet and x-ray spectrums. As you can see, it looks nothing like what it does when you're just staring at it in real life. Then it just looks all orangish-white and your eyes start hurting. Plus when you try to watch TV later you see spots. God trying to tell us something? Life's little mysteries.
Hit the jump for a bunch more.
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory Photos
The Sun Like You've Never Seen It Before [buzzfeed]
Thanks to Marcy, who's convinced the sun is necessary for life on earth. Oh really, Marcy?! Then how do we live through the night?
This is a 5-second (literally, five seconds) time-lapse video of the sun exploding with a brilliant solar flare yesterday (April 16th). It wasn't a particularly strong one, but it is one of the most impressive NASA's managed to catch on tape. The most impressive thing I've ma... / Continue →
Note: Worthwhile larger version HERE.
This is an animated gif that makes the sun appear 3-D. Also, blue. While interesting, what's even more interesting is the UFO that keeps blinking in the bottom right corner. I suspect they're siphoning off our sun's energy like I do my ... / Continue →
Because you missed it, here are several shots from NASA's Solar Dynamics Laboratory telescope highlighting Venus' transit of the sun yesterday afternoon/evening. "Where were you when Venus transited the sun in 2012?" people will ask in the future. And how -- how will you resp... / Continue →