Published: 2007-03-26 09:05:39
Updated: 2007-03-26 09:14:28
Posted March 26, 2007
By Jeff Scharver
MIKE MOSS SAYS: Jeff, The movies Elizabeth was talking about were featured on a NASA news web page, and were close ups of the sun taken from a Japanese solar research satellite called Hinode. You can find the story, and two fascinating movie clips (one in black and white and the other in color) at this address:
Here are some other good links for keeping a close eye on the sun, with lots of interesting images and time lapse animations:
Just as an example from the SOHO site, this is a movie that really gives you a different perspective on how varied and active the sun's surface and immediate surroundings can be...