In 2010, NASA launched the Solar Dynamics Observatory… The results of the mission, so far, have been as informative as they are beautiful. The images that the observatory has beamed back to Earth are sublime in the truest sense of the word—evocative of sheer power and with sharp contrasts. They also come in nice colors.
Recently, I spoke with Dean Pesnell, a SDO project scientist, about how these remarkable images are created.
— Brian Resnick at National Journal
Shared on May 12, 2014