Solarium - Resource Page
Solarium — a site specific, ultra-HD video installation — puts you directly in the heart of a mesmerizing show. The art taps into a vast reservoir of imagery from a NASA spacecraft, the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO).
SDO watches the Sun in ultratraviolet light that is invisible to the naked eye. SDO takes a picture of the full disc of the Sun almost once a second. Each image has eight times as much resolution as an HD TV. The observatory records the solar images as a binary code, ones and zeros, which computer programs can translate into black-and-white pictures. Video producers can take these thousands of frames and treat them as footage, applying a cinematic tone conveyed through color correction, cropping, and applied camera movements.
For b-roll of SDO footage, please see related media at the bottom of this page.
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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center