Revealing the Old Man in the Sun

  • Released Wednesday, July 27th, 2011
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:53PM
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When one moves through 11 SDO images taken at the same time, and shown in order from the lowest temperature material being imaged to the highest, a funny thing thing happens: the features of a face in the sun begin to appear. The movie underscores the fact that images taken at different wavelengths do reveal different features. The images also start at the sun's surface and gradually move out to the sun's upper corona. Enjoy the show!

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