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

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Gordon Hunt is a journalist at Siliconrepublic.com

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