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Unbelievable images of our Sun...

"SDO is a sun-pointing semi-autonomous spacecraft that will allow nearly continuous observations of the Sun with a continuous science data downlink rate of 130 Megabits per second (Mbps)."

"SDO: The Solar Dynamics Observatory is the first mission to be launched for NASA's Living With a Star (LWS) Program, a program designed to understand the causes of solar variability and its impacts on Earth. SDO is designed to help us understand the Sun's influence on Earth and Near-Earth space by studying the solar atmosphere on small scales of space and time and in many wavelengths simultaneously."

SDO can capture hi-res images of the sun like we've never seen before.

For awesome downloads, info, resources, etc:

Solar Dynamics Observatory online:

"SDO First Light"

NASA's Heliophysics Gallery:

Jan 26th 2011