NASA’s ‘Thermonuclear Art’ Looks Amazeballs

Experience the best sun-porn in 4K HD. 

Screenshot from YouTube

Your mom always told you if you stare at the sun, you’ll go blind. But something so pretty deserves to be gawked at. So over at NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), scientists have been capturing images of the sun in 10 different wavelengths of invisible ultraviolet light, highlighting all the different temperatures that our closest star shines in.

NASA’s Goddard Space Center keeps a pretty wonderful catalog of these images. Their team of media specialists have just compiled and uploaded 30 minutes of high-resolution sun-porn up to YouTube:

Each minute of this reel took 10 hours to create — making that about 300 total hours of work.

As always, the SDO keeps a webpage of near-real-time images of the sun available for public viewing. So head over there when you finally get bored of the video above.

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