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Incandescent Sun

This video takes SDO images and applies additional processing to enhance the structures visible. While there is no scientific value to this processing, it does result in a beautiful, new way of looking at the sun. The original frames are in the 171 Angstrom wavelength of extreme ultraviolet. This wavelength shows plasma in the solar atmosphere, called the corona, that is around 600,000 Kelvin. The loops represent plasma held in place by magnetic fields. They are concentrated in "active regions" where the magnetic fields are the strongest. These active regions usually appear in visible light as sunspots. The events in this video represent 24 hours of activity on September 25, 2011.
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     Wispy 'Plasma Dancer' on the limb of the Sun (id 3955)

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Short URL to This Page:http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10990
Animation Number:10990
Completed:2012-05-21
Animators:Tom Bridgman (GST) (Lead)
 Scott Wiessinger (USRA)
Video Editor:Scott Wiessinger (USRA)
Producer:Scott Wiessinger (USRA)
Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets:SDO
 SDO/AIA/171 Filter
Series:Narrated Movies
Goddard TV Tape:G2012-050 -- Art Sun
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Keywords:
SVS >> CME
SVS >> Coronal Mass Ejection
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Music
SVS >> Solar Ultraviolet
SVS >> Sun
SVS >> SDO
SVS >> Edited Feature
SVS >> Solar Dynamics Observatory
SVS >> Heliophysics
SVS >> Corona
 
 


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Many of our multimedia items use the GCMD keywords. These keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation:
Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0

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