Tuesday, February 10, 2015

NASA Invites You to Get Personal with the Sun in New Solarium Exhibit

By Zain Haidar
Published Feb 10 2015 09:25 AM EST

I wonder if someone from NASA has been reading the book, "A day with an extraterrestrial". No where near the same effect or the visual mind blowing show one sees from the space platform near the sun, but nice nonetheless.


NASA is unveiling a new exhibit aimed at bringing viewers up close and personal with the sun.
Wednesday afternoon, NASA will reveal "Solarium" to the media at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, and later open the exhibit to the public. The installation, described as "video art," will feature floor-to-ceiling projections of massive-scale imagery from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO). These videos, edited to produce a hypnotic effect, will be paired with music created at Stanford University.

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Solarium is a celebration of SDO's fifth anniversary. Since Feb. 11, 2010, SDO has captured stellar footage of the sun and continues to collect data related to solar flares, coronal activity and material in the solar atmosphere.
According to NASA, the observatory takes a picture nearly once a second, and each image "has eight times as much resolution as an HD TV."
With that in mind, Solarium won't run out of materials to display any time soon.

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