Wormholes and Swords is a blog dedicated to Science Fiction and Fantasy, with a bit of real world technical stuff thrown in from time to time. It is managed by T.D. Wilson, author of the Science Fiction book series, The Epherium Chronicles.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Five Years of the NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory

Today marks the 5th year the NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory has been watching the Sun and recording fantastic images for scientists at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) to study.  I have met a few people on this project and worked with some who support the fantastic infrastructure at NASA GSFC that enables the transfer, storage and analysis of this data.

What we have learned about our Sun over the past five years is truly amazing.  To commemorate this 5 year anniversary, NASA has released this time lapse of images captured by the SDO satellite.  It is breath taking and I hope that all fans of science, space, science fiction, and technology enjoy it as much as I have.

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