Hypnotic footage from the Solar Dynamics Observatory shows giant magnetic arches form, then collapse.
Footage shows "the nuclear fire of our life-giving star in intimate detail."
(h/t Gizmodo) It's the sun, like few have ever seen it before. SUN from Michael König on Vimeo. The video was put together
But NASA notes that SDO's mission goes way beyond the aesthetic. The SDO helps researchers make sense of the volatile space