Watch: NASA’s 4K video of the sun is incredible

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NASA’s latest video of the sun – captured through thousands of images across numerous wavelengths invisible to the human eye – is incredible.

NASA’s solar dynamics observatory takes images of the sun every 12 seconds, capturing 10 different wavelengths each time.

Each wavelength is assigned a unique colour and every image is eight times the resolution of HD video.

On the back of this, a NASA team has created a 30-minute video of the sun, with each minute taking 10 hours of work to piece together.

“It’s always shining, always ablaze with light and energy,” says NASA.

“Presented in ultra-high definition video (4K), the video presents the nuclear fire of our life-giving star in intimate detail, offering a new perspective into our own relationships with grand forces of the solar system.”

It’s amazing and, quite obviously, better in full screen.

Image of the sun via Shutterstock

Gordon Hunt is senior communications and context executive at NDRC. He previously worked as a journalist with Silicon Republic.

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