NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory created this video showing the dramatic New Year’s Eve solar eruption.

NASA coverage of the December 31, 2012 eruption

“Solar Ballet on the Sun”

Download photos in NASA’s

Image of the Day Gallery

The home url for NASA/SDO is http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/

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a look at media coverage of the first moon landing if it happened today…

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From NASA’s “Image of the Day” gallery

Transiting the Sun

In this tightly cropped image, the NASA space shuttle Atlantis is seen in silhouette during solar transit, Tuesday, May 12, 2009, from Florida. This image was made before Atlantis and the crew of STS-125 had grappled the Hubble Space Telescope.

The phtographer made this image using a solar-filtered Takahashi 5-inch refracting telescope and a Canon 5D Mark II digital camera.

Image Credit: NASA/Thierry Legault

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Oops: Colbert wins space station name contest- msnbc.com

Comedian Stephen Colbert won NASA’s online contest to name a new room at the international space station.   After urging viewers of his Comedy Central show to submit his name to NASA’s write-in coontest, Colbert beat out NASA’s four suggested names by amassing 230,539 votes.

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