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WATCH: NASA's 10-year time-lapse of Sun leaves netizens awestruck

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has released an astonishing 10-year time-lapse video of the Sun. The American space agency has been watching the Sun non-stop for over a full decade.

The video named ‘A Decade of the Sun’ has captured all the images of the Sun every 0.75 seconds and compressed a decade of Sun into 61 minutes. 

From its orbit in space around Earth, SDO has gathered 425 million high-resolution images of the Sun, amassing 20 million gigabytes of data over the past 10 years according to the statement released by NASA. 

A triad of instruments onboard the SDO has been used to produce the stunning images that have been taken using a specific ultraviolet wavelength that lets astronomers see the Sun’s outermost layer – corona.

According to the statement, the video shows the rise and fall in an activity that occurs as part of the Sun’s 11-year solar cycle and notable events, like transiting planets and eruptions.

The custom music for the video is titled ‘Solar Observer’ and has been composed by Lars Leonhard.