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Solar Observatory

Unusual Launch Technique Puts New Telescope In Orbit

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 06.28.2013 | Science

NASA's newest solar observatory launched into space late Thursday (June 27), beginning a two-year quest to probe some of the sun's biggest mysteries....

Sun Unleashes Bigger-Than-Earth Solar Prominence

Posted 10.22.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 10/19/2012 06:31 PM EDT on SPACE.com A giant wave of super-hot solar plasma larger than the Earth erupted from th...

SDO Returns Spectacular Images Of The Sun (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

*See images below* NASA has unveiled the first images from a new satellite designed to predict disruptive solar storms, and scientists say they're al...

SDO Launches: Solar Dynamics Observatory To Help Study The Su

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The most advanced solar observatory ever built rocketed into space Thursday on a five-year quest to shed light on Earth's...