Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Beyond Hubble

We're all familiar with the spectacular images from the Hubble Space Telescope. But the end of Hubble won't spell the end of spectacular images. Take a look at the images from the Solar Dynamics Observatory (the one to the left is from the SDO's Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA), released as NASA's Image of the Day.

Such awesome sights bring to mind the eloquent words of C. Montgomery Burns:

Since the dawn of time, man has yearned to destroy the Sun.