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NASA releases incredible time-lapse video documenting the Sun over a decade

June 29, 2020

NASA has released stunning new footage of the Sun captured by a spacecraft that has orbited the Earth continuously over the last ten years.

The one-hour-long time-lapse video - compiled using images taken by Nasa's Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft - shows the rise and fall in activity that occurs as part of the star's 11-year solar cycle.

It reveals in spectacular detail dramatic events like solar eruptions on the Sun's surface and shows the passage of transiting planets across its face.