Stare into the Sun

"SDO has gathered 425 million high-resolution images of the Sun, amassing 20 million gigabytes of data over the past 10 years. [...] Compiling one photo every hour, the movie condenses a decade of the Sun into 61 minutes."

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8 Responses:

  1. PJ says:

    20 million gigabytes = 20 thousand terabytes = 20 petabytes. Which doesn't sound nearly as impressive.

    • jwb says:

      I dunno, that sounds like a huge amount of data to me. That's a half-million-dollar monthly AWS bill.

  2. Tha_14 says:

    Youtube auto CC be like: "[Music]"

  3. thielges says:

    Glad they left the glitches in (April 2013 for example). Fricken scientists and their dedication to truth.

  4. margaret says:

    "swirl" + "interference" = "satori"

    "satori" + "xflame" + spherical coordinates = ^^^

  5. J. Peterson says:

    You'll add this to XScreenSaver, yes?

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