NASA’s SDO Captures Stunning 4K View of April 17 Solar Flare
- Visualizations by:
- Tom Bridgman
- Produced by:
- Genna Duberstein
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On April 17, 2016, an active region on the sun’s right side released a mid-level solar flare, captured here by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. This solar flare caused moderate radio blackouts, according to NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center. Scientists study active regions – which are areas of intense magnetism – to better understand why they sometimes erupt with such flares. This video was captured in several wavelengths of extreme ultraviolet light, a type of light that is typically invisible to our eyes, but is color-coded in SDO images for easy viewing.
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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
- Tom Bridgman (GST) [Lead]
- Sarah Frazier (SGT)
- Genna Duberstein (ADNET)
- Genna Duberstein (ADNET) [Lead]
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