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The Sun’s Atmosphere

There have been tons of new discoveries about the Sun in recent years, especially with the launch of NASA’s Solar Dynamic’s Observatory. Between magnetic fields ultraviolet radiation, and solar magnetic radiation, the information we have uncovered is endless. Christopher Cooper’s Our Sun chronicles man of these discoveries, including the different aspects of the Sun’s atmosphere. 

The wavelengths observed by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) emphasize specific aspects of the Sun’s surface or atmosphere. The imagery here is from the Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager (HMI), which focuses on the movement and magnetic properties of the Sun’s surface, and the Advanced Imaging Assembly (AIA), which shows how solar material moves around the Sun’s atmosphere.


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