NASA released a new video that showcases stunning shots of the Sun that were taken in 4K quality.
The video, which lasts for 30 minutes, was created using shots taken by the Solar Dynamics Observatory of NASA, which was launched five years ago in 2010.
"SDO captures images of the Sun in 10 different wavelengths, each of which helps highlight a different temperature of solar material," NASA explained in its YouTube channel.
NASA further described the video as showing images taken of the Sun containing unprecedented detail captured by the Solar Dynamics Observatory. The video, in ultra-high definition, presents the life-giving star's nuclear fire in very intimate detail, as it offers a new perspective into man's relationship with the grand forces found within our solar system.
The video is mesmerizing, to say the least, with about 300 hours of work put into crafting it. As the introduction of the video says, a team of 10 media scientists worked for 10 hours to develop just a minute of the video, which makes the project a true collaboration of art and science.
NASA has been busy recently, with the agency publishing a research study which revealed that the mass gains of the Antarctic ice sheet are enough to cover for the increasing losses in the diminishing glaciers of the region.
However, the researchers believe that after only about 20 to 30 years, and if the losses continued to increase at the current rate, the losses will catch up to the gains, with not enough snowfall occurring to counter it.
NASA also revealed that a large, dead comet that resembled a human skull flew past Earth on Halloween. The comet, which was first thought to be an asteroid, missed the planet by around 302,000 miles (486,000 kilometers), which is only 1.3 times farther compared to the moon.
Recently, NASA also unveiled a stunning new image of Pluto's crescent in the form of a black-and-white picture that provides a better look compared to one that the agency released in September.
The image was taken by the New Horizons spacecraft on July 14 at its closest encounter of the dwarf planet that is 11,000 miles away. The spacecraft utilized its multi-spectral visible imaging camera to take the picture.