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The Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), which NASA launched in February 2010, is a "sun-pointing semi-automatic spacecraft," a mini space observatory that is designed to study the sun so that scientists may better understand the causes of solar variability and its effects on Earth. For educators who are teaching about the power of our solar system's only star, or for anyone interested in breaking...

https://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/