The Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) celebrates its 5th anniversary since it launched on February 11, 2010. This time-lapse video captures one frame every 8 hours starting when data became available in June 2010 and finishing February 8, 2015. The different colors represent the various wavelengths (sometimes blended, sometimes alone) in which SDO observes the sun.
For more about SDO, please visit http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/
This video is public domain and can be downloaded at: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?11762
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