Modern technology has allowed us all to see the beauty of our own solar system and gaze in its wonder. The advent of ultra-high resolution video means it’s now possible to observe planetary bodies in such an unbelievable degree of detail. Today, NASA released a video which captures the Sun’s temperature variation is glorious 4K. In NASA’s own words:
“SDO captures images of the Sun in 10 different wavelengths, each of which helps highlight a different temperature of solar material,” NASA’s YouTube channel explains. “In this video we experience images of the Sun in unprecedented detail captured by SDO. Presented in ultra-high definition video (4K) the video presents the nuclear fire of our life-giving star in intimate detail, offering new perspective into our own relationships with grand forces of the solar system.”
The footage is accompanied by a soothing audio track which makes the video extremely relaxing and quite mesmerizing. Perhaps as imaging technology improves, scientists will be able to unveil more about the solar system and further our understanding of the universe. I really hope funding doesn’t inhibit research in the next century as scientific discovery is essential to progress the human race. If you even have a passing internet in astronomy, I’d definitely give the video a look!