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Watch swirling magnetic loops on the sun in mesmerizing NASA video

An entrancing set of swirls on the sun's surface gets even brighter thanks to a perfectly placed eruption.

By November 18, 2015


See the sun's fury on spectacular 4K display in this NASA video

Each minute of the NASA 4K ultra-HD video took 10 hours to make, and the labor pays off with searing detail of the blazing star.

By November 3, 2015


Filament 50 Earths wide snakes across the sun

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory catches sight of an extremely long filament of solar material in the form of a long, dark tendril across the sun's surface.

By October 26, 2015


What happens when a giant hole opens on the sun?

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory has photographed a massive coronal hole gaping across the face of the sun. Here's what it means.

By October 18, 2015


Earth and moon 'double photobomb' of the sun is a NASA rarity

For the first time ever, the Earth and moon pair up to get in the way of the Solar Dynamic Observatory's view of the sun.

By September 15, 2015


Sun looks like a psychedelic marble in new NASA image

A trippy image of the sun created from three sources hints at something that might help us unravel the mysteries of our star -- and dark matter.

By July 9, 2015


Venus shows off her atmosphere backlit by the sun

NASA's heliophysics missions capture a once-in-a-lifetime event: Venus' transit across the surface of the sun.

By July 9, 2015


Five years of the sun in three minutes

To celebrate the work being done by its Solar Dynamics Observatory, NASA has released a video of highlights on the fifth anniversary of its launch.

By February 11, 2015


NASA's solar observatory marks 100 millionth image

The Solar Dynamics Observatory celebrates five years of sun-worshipping by releasing its impressive 100 millionth image of our closest star.

By January 20, 2015


Watch a glorious HD timelapse of sunspot AR 12192

The sunspot that recently rolled across the surface of the sun while spewing out flares has been animated in a magnificent timelapse using NASA SDO images.

By November 10, 2014