NASA Heliophysics Division - Heliophysics: NASA | Thermonuclear Art – The Sun In Ultra-HD (4K) 1 day ago   05:01

Heliophysics is an incredibly broad area of space physics covering everything from the Sun to Earth, past all the planets - as well as the spaces in between. It is the science of how energy and material move through space – a field which intersects with fundamental plasma physics, planetary science, astrophysics, and Earth science. NASA's Heliophysics Division supports a wide array of research to study the interconnected system linking the sun to Earth, to the planets, and the particles and magnetic energy coursing through space itself. NASA’s heliophysics strategic objective is to understand the sun and its interactions with Earth and the solar system, including space weather.

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NASA | Thermonuclear Art – The Sun In Ultra-HD (4K) NASA Heliophysics Division - Heliophysics: 1 day ago   30:25

It’s always shining, always ablaze with light and energy that drive weather, biology and more. In addition to keeping life alive on Earth, the sun also sends out a constant flow of particles called the solar wind, and it occasionally erupts with giant clouds of solar material, called coronal mass ejections, or explosions of X-rays called solar flares. These events can rattle our space environment out to the very edges of our solar system. In space, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, keeps an eye on our nearest star 24/7. SDO captures images of the sun in 10 different wavelengths, each of which helps highlight a different temperature of solar material. In this video, we experience SDO images of the sun in unprecedented detail. Presented in ultra-high definition, the video presents the dance of the ultra-hot material on our life-giving star in extraordinary detail, offering an intimate view of the grand forces of the solar system.

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Music tracks in the order they appear from the album Deep Venture
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