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3 Years of Solar Activity Set to Dubstep

by Kenny Hoeschen

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory has been orbiting Earth for the past three years, with its gaze cast towards the Sun. This video from The Atlantic compresses those three years of observations into a short four minutes with two frames for each Earth day. And, of course, it’s set to dubstep because how else would you do it? The images are captured in “extreme ultraviolet” light (171 angstroms) and rendered into light visible to humans.

For those who are interested in the music, the video was originally scored on the NASA site with some elvin violins, The Atlantic’s, Alexis C. Madrigal set it to dubstep for us (Yumeji’s Theme, by Japanese composer Shigeru Umebayashi, remixed by Piktogram).

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