There are many stars but the celebrity of our Sun casts them into shade. On Monady, the Sun got its 100 millionth NASA photo session. The Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA), which is one out of the three probes flying on the sun-researching Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), took the stunning 100 millionth picture of the sun on Monday, as indicated by authorities at NASA. On the off chance that you’re pondering, the dim areas in the photograph are regions of less thick gas, where NASA said solar material has moved away.
According to NASA’s report the three instruments on board of the Observatory- AIA, Helioseismic Magnetic Imager and the Extreme Ultraviolet Variability Experiment- collect and send an astounding 1.5 terabytes of information every day.
AIA submits about 50% of that. Each day it takes 57,600 nitty -gritty pictures of the sun that depict how sun based material influences and once in a while emits in the sun powered air, the crown, also named the corona.
AIA was constructed in Palo Alto, at the Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory, California. The device has 4 telescopes, which work jointly to gather 8 pictures of the star in 10 separate wavelengths at regular 12 seconds intervals.
SDO mission was propelled in February 2010 to Earth Orbit, with the financial backing of 850 million dollars. It is the first mission in NASA’s “Living with a star” project that aims to help researchers to gain an enhanced understanding of the solar changes and how they influences life on our planet.
The estimations and observations in SDO are made to give data about how the sun’s magnetic field is created, and why and how this field alters in the long run. The information gathered by the mission could aid researchers in gaining a better insight on space climate that can influence satellite operations in our orbit and power systems on Earth’s surface.
In the almost five years since its launch in 2010, the Solar Dynamics Observatory has caught pictures of the sun to help researchers better see how the crown gets to temperatures 1,000 times more sultry than the sun’s surface, what causes huge emissions like sun flares, according to NASA.
Sun based movement waxes and fades on an 11-year cycle. The sun is in a dynamic period of the current cycle, which is called Solar Cycle 24. Over the recent months, the star has ejected various solar flares and superheated billows of plasma named coronal mass ejections. However, researchers say that the Solar Cycle 24 has been a calm one generally, displaying the weakest “solar max” of any cycle in the last century.
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