Solar Dynamics Observatory News


Mission Press Releases

  • Space Timekeeping: NASA's SDO Adds Leap Second to Master Clock
    Goddard Space Flight Center - Monday, January 2, 2017
    Posted on: 1/2/2017 7:38:22 PM PDT

  • Stunning Video: Solar Dynamics Observatory Year 6 Ultra-HD
    Goddard Space Flight Center - Tuesday, March 15, 2016
    Posted on: 3/15/2016 8:34:32 PM PDT

  • NASA Invites Children, Families to Learn About NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory Mission
    Goddard Space Flight Center - Tuesday, September 3, 2013
    Posted on: 9/4/2013 1:52:30 PM PDT

  • NASA's SDO Observes Fast-Growing Sunspot
    NASA HQ - Wednesday, February 20, 2013
    Posted on: 2/20/2013 9:05:43 PM PDT

  • Spotting Ultrafine Loops in the Sun's Corona
    Goddard Space Flight Center - Wednesday, June 13, 2012
    Posted on: 6/13/2012 2:53:26 PM PDT

  • Solar Cycle Primer
    Goddard Space Flight Center - Tuesday, November 1, 2011
    Posted on: 11/2/2011 12:16:27 AM PDT

  • NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory Observes New Characteristics of Solar Flares
    NASA HQ - Wednesday, September 7, 2011
    Posted on: 9/7/2011 7:25:53 PM PDT

  • NASA Hosts Media Teleconference on Solar Flare Characteristics
    NASA HQ - Thursday, September 1, 2011
    Posted on: 9/1/2011 7:59:58 PM PDT

  • SDO Spots Extra Energy in the Sun's Corona
    Goddard Space Flight Center - Wednesday, July 27, 2011
    Posted on: 7/27/2011 9:12:28 PM PDT

  • SDO Detects Superfast Solar Waves at 2,000 km/sec
    Lockheed Martin Corporation - Thursday, June 16, 2011
    Posted on: 6/16/2011 5:19:34 PM PDT

  • NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory Detects Superfast Solar Waves Moving at 2,000 KM Per Second
    Lockheed Martin Corporation - Wednesday, June 15, 2011
    Posted on: 6/15/2011 8:36:17 PM PDT

  • Spacecraft Reveals Small Solar Events Have Large Scale Effects
    Goddard Space Flight Center - Tuesday, May 25, 2010
    Posted on: 5/25/2010 8:05:22 AM PDT

  • NASA's New Eye on the Sun Delivers Stunning First Images
    NASA HQ - Thursday, April 22, 2010
    Posted on: 4/22/2010 12:54:38 PM PDT

  • United Launch Alliance Launches Solar Observatory Mission for NASA
    United Launch Alliance - Thursday, February 11, 2010
    Posted on: 2/11/2010 12:21:05 PM PDT

  • Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Successfully Powers Launch of NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory Mission
    Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne - Thursday, February 11, 2010
    Posted on: 2/11/2010 12:19:26 PM PDT

  • Lockheed Martin-Built Instruments Launched on NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory
    Lockheed Martin Corporation - Thursday, February 11, 2010
    Posted on: 2/11/2010 12:19:05 PM PDT

  • NASA Successfully Launches a New Eye on the Sun
    NASA HQ - Thursday, February 11, 2010
    Posted on: 2/11/2010 12:16:39 PM PDT

  • Space-Weather Instrument Set for Launch by NASA Feb. 9
    University of Colorado at Boulder - Thursday, February 4, 2010
    Posted on: 2/4/2010 11:17:20 AM PDT

  • Lockheed Martin-Built Instruments Ready for Launch on NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory
    Lockheed Martin Corporation - Wednesday, February 3, 2010
    Posted on: 2/3/2010 11:54:05 AM PDT

  • NASA Offers Media Access to SDO Spacecraft Jan. 21
    Kennedy Space Center - Tuesday, January 19, 2010
    Posted on: 1/19/2010 7:19:39 PM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • NASA’s SDO Performs Calibration Maneuvers
    NASA HQ - November 3, 2016
    Posted on: 11/3/2016 8:08:58 PM PDT

  • A Graceful Solar Prominence Eruption
    NASA HQ - March 29, 2013
    Posted on: 3/30/2013 1:45:55 AM PDT

  • Video: NASA's SDO Shows A Little Rain On the Sun
    NASA HQ - February 21, 2013
    Posted on: 2/21/2013 9:27:28 PM PDT

  • Flux Ropes on the Sun
    NASA HQ - February 16, 2013
    Posted on: 2/16/2013 8:38:08 PM PDT

  • SDO Observes Two Prominence Eruptions on the Sun (with video)
    Goddard Space Flight Center - November 20, 2012
    Posted on: 11/20/2012 7:02:00 PM PDT

  • Video: Active Region on the Sun Emits Another Flare
    NASA HQ - October 23, 2012
    Posted on: 10/23/2012 2:47:14 PM PDT

  • NASA SDO Video: Solar Filament Eruption August 31, 2012
    NASA HQ - September 3, 2012
    Posted on: 9/3/2012 5:49:43 PM PDT

  • Image: Sun Sends Out Mid-Level Solar Flare
    NASA HQ - July 19, 2012
    Posted on: 7/19/2012 4:19:01 PM PDT

  • Video: M6.9 Class Solar Flare on 7 July 2012
    Goddard Space Flight Center - July 9, 2012
    Posted on: 7/9/2012 9:20:58 PM PDT

  • NASA SDO Video: M5.6 Solar Flare on 2 July 2012
    Goddard Space Flight Center - July 3, 2012
    Posted on: 7/3/2012 2:13:57 PM PDT

  • Video: EVE Underflight Calibration Sounding Rocket Launch
    Goddard Space Flight Center - June 22, 2012
    Posted on: 6/22/2012 5:50:12 PM PDT

  • New solar active region spitting out flares
    Goddard Space Flight Center - June 15, 2012
    Posted on: 6/15/2012 5:48:40 PM PDT

  • NASA SDO Video: Incandescent Sun
    Goddard Space Flight Center - May 23, 2012
    Posted on: 5/23/2012 10:10:47 PM PDT

  • Video: Impressive Solar Eruption on 16 April 2012
    Goddard Space Flight Center - April 16, 2012
    Posted on: 4/17/2012 3:06:14 AM PDT

  • Video: Partial Solar Eclipse As Seen From Space
    Goddard Space Flight Center - February 23, 2012
    Posted on: 2/24/2012 12:22:25 AM PDT

  • Amazing Solar Dynamics Observatory Video: Plasma Indirection on The Sun
    NASA HQ - February 18, 2012
    Posted on: 2/18/2012 11:13:20 PM PDT

  • The sunspot "source-ery"
    Goddard Space Flight Center - August 20, 2011
    Posted on: 8/21/2011 1:56:09 AM PDT

  • Photos: Earth Eclipse of Sun as Seen by SDO
    NASA HQ - April 2, 2011
    Posted on: 4/2/2011 9:52:35 PM PDT

  • SDO EVE Calibration Rocket Scheduled
    Goddard Space Flight Center - March 20, 2011
    Posted on: 3/21/2011 1:41:35 PM PDT

  • SDO Image: Monster Solar Prominence
    Goddard Space Flight Center - February 25, 2011
    Posted on: 2/25/2011 5:34:52 PM PDT