Some of you might know that back 2004 I worked for a venture capital firm that made investments in satellite and advanced technologies. Working there, I definitely got the “solar system” bug.
So check this out, the first images from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory have been released. We’re talking pictures of “huge explosions and great looping prominences of gas”. The satellite’s five-year mission will help NASA get a better understanding of solar activity. The project cost NASA $856 million.