the gravity of light - footage splitscreen



NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory is tethered in space about 1 million miles from Earth. It is constantly capturing data of the Sun with a number of instruments. The images used for this artwork were created by the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly, which images the solar atmosphere in multiple wavelengths. The video footage used was created by stitching together images taken every 10 seconds over the course of a single rotation of the Sun on its axis.