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Laura Faye Tenenbaum is a science communicator at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and teaches oceanography at Glendale Community College.

Pick of the pics
Star of the show
May 20, 2010
posted by Dr. Amber Jenkins
17:00 PDT

SDO image

This image shows one of the first pictures from NASA's recently launched Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO. The spacecraft is revealing never-before-seen details of material streaming outward and away from sunspots. Other images offer extreme close-ups of activity on the sun’s surface, and the first high-resolution measurements of solar flares in a broad range of extreme ultraviolet wavelengths. The sun's activities affect everything on Earth, and SDO should offer unprecedented insights into our star's dynamic processes. For more information, take a look here.

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