Take Me There: NASA Releases Beautiful Timelapse Of The Sun In Different Wavelengths

February 19, 2015

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This is a timelapse released from NASA of the sun shot in various wavelengths to celebrate the five year anniversary of the Solar Dynamics Observatory being in space (and taking all the pictures used for the videos). What's your favorite wavelength? I think mine is just long enough to ride one wave in, then have enough time to paddle out and catch the very next one. Surfer joke! Kidding, I don't surf and I'm f***ing terrified of all oceans.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to PYY, who's convinced the sun has a big head because everything revolves around him.

  • Zachary Zarko

    It's pretty amazing that huge amounts of helium and hydrogen just happen to clump together and begin enormous fusion reactions all on their own, while other matter coalesces into planets which move into stable orbits all on their own. And it's incredibly amazing that the Earth just happens to be in the right orbit so that we're not frozen or fried, and have an atmosphere that keeps us all from being killed by solar radiation.

    It is also pretty cool that the universe where we live has laws of physics that enable matter to have mass and gravity.

    And it's pretty cool how primordial chemicals just happened to mix and form cells that contained DNA strands that programmed those cells to form life and evolve into millions of other creatures and plants and form a self-sustaining ecosystem that supplies us with light, heat, water, air, and food - all of which were just lucky coincidences just like sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch, reproduction, the ability to learn and reason, the ability for our bodies to generate electricity to power muscles that connect to a skeletal system and allow us to move, etc.

    But what is really amazing is that all the materials that make up stars, planets and living things just happened to be at the right place and time (space/time?) so that a mysterious and monumental explosion (apparently created by absolutely nothing from absolutely nothing and for no reason whatsoever) could put everything into motion.

    If I wasn't educated and didn't know for a fact that all these things happened by mere chance, I might be tempted to believe in some sort of higher power or intelligent cosmic force who designed/manipulated the universe to its present state.

    I know. That's crazy - right?

  • The_Wretched

    That was scary. Let's fill in the sun with concrete.

  • The universe is amazing!

  • Bling Nye

    That is so HOT.

  • Shawn Bibby

    Is it just me or does the surface of the sun just look very fractily??

  • ODwanKenObi

    Pretty awesome that we can get video's of a freekin' star like this. A STAR.

  • Shawn Bibby

    agreed. amazing

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