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NASA releases 10-year timelapse of the Sun. No sunglasses required

NASA has released a new video that shows the time-lapse of the sun

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NASA has released a new video that shows the time-lapse of the sun.

NASA has released a new video that shows the time-lapse of the sun.

Screenshot, NASA.gov

NASA has released a new time-lapse video that shows 10 years in the life of the sun, which our planet revolves around (we think).

  • NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory snapped images for the video.
  • The video marks the SDO’s 10th year in space.
  • The observatory has been watching the sun for more than a full decade, according to NASA.
  • NASA said: “This 10-year time lapse showcases photos taken at a wavelength of 17.1 nanometers, which is an extreme ultraviolet wavelength that shows the sun’s outermost atmospheric layer — the corona. Compiling one photo every hour, the movie condenses a decade of the sun into 61 minutes.”
  • “The video shows the rise and fall in activity that occurs as part of the sun’s 11-year solar cycle and notable events, like transiting planets and eruptions.”
  • Watch the video below.