Behold the Glowing Glory of a Sunspot In Unprecedented Detail

When you stare at the sun it just looks like pain. But when the New Solar Telescope (NST) does, it can catch glimpses of truly mesmerizing solar activity, and all without going blind. Here, for example, is the most precise picture of a sunspot ever taken, in all its flaming glory. It's like a solar black hole in a… » 8/07/13 4:40pm 8/07/13 4:40pm

Unique Video Captures the Sun Changing Its Spots

We knew that sunspots change quite rapidly from photos, but this video shows how fast this phenomenon is. The video was made from visible light frames captured by the NASA SDO's Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager. [NASA Goddard Flickr] » 8/31/11 8:43am 8/31/11 8:43am