Articles tagged "solar dynamics observatory"

a new kind of explosion on the Sun dec 17 2019

Solar Dynamics Observatory witnesses new kind of magnetic explosion on the Sun

NASA's legendary Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has observed a new type of explosion on the Sun. Called "forced reconnection," this newly-discovered phenomenon was theorized 15 years ago. The discovery is expected to help scientists understand a...

December 18, 2019

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Anomaly places Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) in inertial mode

Following a lunar transit from 11:13 to 12:18 UTC on August 2, 2016, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) did not go back into Science mode. More than 24 hours after the anomaly occurred, mission managers said the spacecraft is currently in inertial mode....

August 04, 2016


New videos released in honor of SDO's 5th anniversary

February 11, 2015 marks five years in space for NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which provides incredibly detailed images of the whole Sun 24 hours a day.Capturing an image more than once per second, SDO has provided an unprecedentedly clear picture of how massiv

February 11, 2015