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Saturday, April 21, 2012

The Sun and 2012 / SDO Turns 2

This crazy, violent thing we call the Sun fuels (almost) all life on Earth.  Every measurement I've heard regarding the sun is mind-boggling.  Now is the age where we can learn its secrets.  We watch its awesome power through proxy eyes that see invisible light.

"Here Comes Solar Maximum"
One of the ideas behind the supposed impending destruction of Earth on 12-21-2012 involves the Sun throwing the deadliest of tantrums.  Alas, this is ridiculous.  Watch NASA explain why:

Video Credit: NASA Science

"SDO: Year 2"
Happy anniversary! 

Video Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio / Moby Gratis

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