American Space agency NASA recently shared a time-lapse video that shows what our Sun has been up to for the past couple of decades, and its incredible.
To mark the 25th anniversary of the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO), a joint project between NASA and the European Space Agency, the agencies released a dramatic, nearly 50-minute-long video showing the sun blasting out solar material from 1998 to 2020.
The video shows the Sun releasing bursts of material called Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) which are fast-moving solar materials.
These particles are said to have potential to trigger space weather effects on Earth-like auroras, communications problems, and even power outages.
Take a look at some of the reactions to the video:
SOHO is designed to provide a comprehensive look at the flow of energy and material from the Sun toward Earth. Its specialised telescopes block the bright face of the Sun, allowing better visibility of the faint light extending from the star.
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