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NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO): Year 5

From massive solar flares, to filaments and prominences, to huge sunspots, to Venus passing by, this NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) anniversary video is a greatest hits of the star’s spectacular displays from the last five years.

Launched on February 11, 2010, SDO records the sun in a wide range of wavelengths, showcasing the sun’s materials at different temperatures. The heliophysics mission is a part of the Living With a Star program, aimed to improve “our understanding of how and why the Sun varies, how the Earth and Solar System respond, and how the variability and response affects humanity in Space and on Earth.”

Learn more at, and watch more Solar Dynamics Observatory videos, including Jewel Box Sun and How Do We Know How Old the Sun Is?.

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