Saturday, February 13, 2010

NASA's Latest Expedition to the Sun

On the 11th of February, NASA launched their Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), which is going to be taking thousands of images every day of the sun, in order for scientists to study the sun in more detail than we've ever been able to do before. SDO is supposed to send back 1.5 TB of data every day, composed entirely of footage of the sun, that's more than both my HDD's combined!!! Every day!!!

We might not see the results of this mission for months, but it is certainly something to look forward to.


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