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Feb 10

Solar Dynamics Observatory Destroys a Sundog

Source: NASA


Sundogs are formed by the refracting action of plate-shaped ice crystals.
Image credit: Les Cowley/Atmospheric Optics

NASA's Solar Dynamic Observatory amazed onlookers last week when it flew past a sundog and destroyed it. Videos of the event captured shock waves from the rocket billowing through the sundog, eliciting cries of delight and amazement from the crowd below. (read more)

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