Living with a Star

Last week NASA released new hi-def pictures of the sun. These were taken by the Solar Dynamics Observatory(or SDO), launched in February 2010, the SDO is part of NASA´s Living with a Star (LWS) program. How great of a name is that?! The mission of LWS is to "study those aspects of the connected Sun-Earth system that directly affect life and society." Pretty interesting stuff. Between this and the launch of the super secret X-37 this past week has been pretty crazy regarding space news.

To pull this back to the subject of art, it´s interesting to see how far NASA has progressed in terms of their photographic technology. In fact, they have created a handy chart to show the difference in resolution between technology civilians have access to as well as previous things they've used for space photography.

I wonder what kinds of photos NASA would be able to take of Earth with the Solar Dynamics Observatory.