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Offline Damian

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Check this link out:  http://news.yahoo.com/video/environment-15749659/19271005

I can't believe the resolution and clarity of the images that this satelite has captured of the Sun.  And the fact that we're now able to see the different layers of the Sun's atmosphere is so cool to me!

Enjoy!
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Mind blowing, isn't it?

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Mind blowing, isn't it?

It appears we need to make new paint & crayon colors.
Stunning!
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Yeah - I was drooling over some of the colors I saw too. Very beautiful! <3
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Way cool, Damian!   :)   

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That is .....yeah, I'll say it again....amazing!

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And those shots of the mass plasma ejection loop/arch is pretty cool too.  The amount of energy required to eject anything that quickly and that far from the crazy gravity of the Sun is beyond comprehension for me.
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And those shots of the mass plasma ejection loop/arch is pretty cool too.  The amount of energy required to eject anything that quickly and that far from the crazy gravity of the Sun is beyond comprehension for me.

Exactly what I was just thinking.  It is truly beyond comprehension, isn't it?

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I love studying the sun. We live in the extended atmosphere of the sun, and it's cycles affect our planet in ways we have yet to understand. I have been debating buying a Coronado PST with Hydrogen Alpha filter for the last couple of years, but there always seems to be something that prevents me from buying it. Perhaps next year?  :'

In the meantime, we have SDO, which is a vast improvement over SOHO, and over time it will help us learn so much about our star. I will be sure to follow this mission closely.

Here's a link to some of the latest videos from SDO:
http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/gallery/firstlight/

A video of a solar prominence:
http://www.youtube.com//sdomission2009#p/u/7/Lmm3J0WAres

An overview of the SDO instrument package:
http://www.youtube.com/user/LittleSDOHMI
http://www.youtube.com//sdomission2009#p/u/0/-a1qjxYN2v0

Here's a link to the video of the sonic boom/shock wave that Gary posted elsewhere on the forums:
http://www.youtube.com/user/LittleSDOHMI#p/a/f/1/SsDEfu8s1Lw
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I found this YouTube video on the SDO website and thought it was worthy of sharing with our PPI forum family. Once upon a time the Atlas was built in San Diego. Thousands of people were employed on this program. Then one day General Dynamics decided to sell their aerospace assets and buy shipyards. Martin Marietta bought our space systems division and moved almost all of the production to Denver. The last remnant of that program - in the Old Town Spawars plant - will shut down at the end of this year.

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I found this YouTube video on the SDO website and thought it was worthy of sharing with our PPI forum family. Once upon a time the Atlas was built in San Diego. Thousands of people were employed on this program. Then one day General Dynamics decided to sell their aerospace assets and buy shipyards. Martin Marietta bought our space systems division and moved almost all of the production to Denver. The last remnant of that program - in the Old Town Spawars plant - will shut down at the end of this year.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/e5oOyUB78Ag&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1&amp;" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/e5oOyUB78Ag&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1&amp;</a>

The end of an era.
I am so sad about what's happened, and happening, in the USA.
Thanks for posting this, Brian.
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