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SDO Pictures and Movies

The Sun Now
   Real-time SDO images
First Images from SDO

First Images From HMI

SDO Teaser movie
          SDO Teaser
             (40 sec)
SDO Mission Overview movie
SDO Mission Overview
        (1 min 29 sec)
Introducing Little SDO movie
Introducing Little SDO
              (37 sec)
The Big Sun movie
          The Big Sun
             (55 sec)
Inside the Sun movie
        Inside the Sun
              (58 sec)
Building SDO movie         Building SDO
        (3 min 51 sec)
SDO EVE instrument movie
    SDO EVE instrument
        (1 min 46 sec)
SDO Movie8
       SDO Moves Out
        (1 min 36 sec)
SDO Spin Test movie
        SDO Spin Test
            (52 sec)
solar array and antenna test movie
    Testing Solar array
       and antenna

             (40 sec)
another solar array and antenna test movie
    Another solar array
     and antenna test

        (1 min 37 sec)
SDO Launch movie
         SDO Launch
        (2 min 15 sec)
another SDO launch movie
      Another launch

          (1 min 53 sec)
More launch movies

Concept art

SDO art1 SDO art 1a SDO art 2 SDO art 2

Building SDO

Building SDO 1 Building SDO 2 Building SDO 3 Building SDO 4 Building SDO 5
Building SDO 6 Building SDO 7 Building SDO 8 Building SDO 9 Building SDO 10

Encapsulating SDO

Encapsulating SDO 1 Encapsulating SDO 2 Encapsulating SDO 3 Encapsulating SDO 4 Encapsulating SDO 5
Encapsulating SDO 6 Encapsulating SDO 7

Moving SDO to Kennedy Space Center and preparing for launch

Preparing SDO 1 Preparing SDO 2 Preparing SDO 2a Preparing SDO 3 Preparing SDO 4 Preparing SDO 5

SDO ready for launch

waiting for launch 1 waiting for launch 2 waiting for launch 3


SDO Liftoff 1 SDO Liftoff 2 SDO Liftoff 3

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Image and Movie Credits: NASA / Goddard

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