Watch a 200,000-Mile Canyon of Fire Rip Open on the Sun

Trying to watch the sun's explosions with your naked eyes is a recipe for blindness, but luckily NASA has a couple of telescopes that can show you all that fusion glory with none of the permanent ocular damage. Take, for instance, this 200,000-mile long canyon of fire. » 10/24/13 1:20pm 10/24/13 1:20pm

The Most Amazing Solar Eruption Ever Recorded Is Even More Terrifying…

Holy Jesuspants. The image was already astonishing but this video made my head spin. Watching this magnificent violence from every angle is a good way to realize how lucky we are to be alive, precisely because of that titanic ball of fire in the sky. » 9/06/12 10:01am 9/06/12 10:01am

New NASA Solar Spacecraft to Record Sun at IMAX Resolution

This is the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly. Together with the Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager, and the Extreme Ultraviolet Variability Experiment, it will capture the Sun at IMAX resolution every ten seconds. They will travel together inside NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft. » 2/03/10 8:20am 2/03/10 8:20am