Scientists have recorded 10 years in one hour.
NASA has collected several hundred million images of the Sun in the period from 2010 and made a time lapse of rotation of the star. The total size of the photos for this movie amounted to about 20 thousand terabytes, writes “New time”.
While the astronomers from Europe and the US try to surprise each other with increasingly high-quality images of the Sun, NASA went ahead and decided to join hundreds of millions of images of our star to one hour movie.
The authors hour timelapse from NASA say that the creation of this video they need about 425 million images of the Sun in high resolution.
The total size of these pictures was approximately 20 thousand terabytes.
Thanks to this amount of data from NASA videographers were able to show that the Sun revolved over the past 10 years — in the period from February 2010 to June 2020.
In the film, which lasts 61 minutes, shows the rotation of the planets around the Sun, as well as numerous releases plasma on the surface of our star.
By and large, this video shows an accelerated 11-year solar cycle, during which the North and South magnetic poles of the Sun change on the stellar surface spots appear.
Every second timing of a new video from NASA about equal to one day’s motion of the Sun in real life.
In some periods, particularly in the beginning of August, 2016, and the cameras were not working due to problems with electrical power, which is noticeable on video.
Image for this video is provided mission NASA — the solar dynamics Observatory, or SDO, which launched in early 2010. Scientists have suggested that the SDO telescopes will last about five years, but for now, mission managers plan to continue to photograph the Sun before 2030.
At the end of may 2020 orbital Observatory SDO recorded the most powerful flare on the Sun’s surface over the past three years, which indicates the end of an abnormally long period of a solar “hibernation” or solar minimum.
The solar minimum is characterized by a minimum level of solar activity and flares — marks the end of one solar cycle that lasts 11 years, and a new beginning.
While scientists can predict these cycles only approximately, and to predict the solar minimum/maximum with an error of a few months.