February 11, 2015 marks five years in space for NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which provides incredibly detailed images of the whole sun 24 hours a day. Capturing an image more than once per second, SDO has provided an unprecedentedly clear picture of how massive explosions on the sun grow and erupt ever since its launch on Feb. 11, 2010. The imagery is also captivating, allowing one to watch the constant ballet of solar material through the sun's atmosphere, the corona.
In honor of SDO's fifth anniversary, NASA has released a video showcasing highlights from the last five years of sun watching. Watch the movie to see giant clouds of solar material hurled out into space, the dance of giant loops hovering in the corona, and huge sunspots growing and shrinking on the sun's surface.
The imagery is an example of the kind of data that SDO provides to scientists. By watching the sun in different wavelengths – and therefore different temperatures – scientists can watch how material courses through the corona, which holds clues to what causes eruptions on the sun, what heats the sun's atmosphere up to 1,000 times hotter than its surface, and why the sun's magnetic fields are constantly on the move.
Five years into its mission, SDO continues to send back tantalizing imagery to incite scientists' curiosity. For example, in late 2014, SDO captured imagery of the largest sun spots seen since 1995 as well as a torrent of intense solar flares. Solar flares are bursts of light, energy and X-rays. They can occur by themselves or can be accompanied by what's called a coronal mass ejection, or CME, in which a giant cloud of solar material erupts off the sun, achieves escape velocity and heads off into space. In this case, the sun produced only flares and no CMEs, which, while not unheard of, is somewhat unusual for flares of that size. Scientists are looking at that data now to see if they can determine what circumstances might have led to flares eruptions alone.
Read more & see more Sun views: http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/videos-highlight-sdos-fifth-anniversary/
The ability to search using hashtags to find interesting topics
The ability to sign up to the platform by using another user's short code (mine is eileenb)
The simplicity of the design
Your own analytics showing you who saw your post...
The LACK of candy crush saga and other games
The monetisation of original content - money is a great driver !
The growth of a brand new social network - owned by its users.
Goodbye Ello (and Facebook) - Hello Tsu :-)
No apps - no pokes, no annoying games cluttering up your feed - yet..
Influencers- you (and Tsu) can see who is in your hierarchical family. Tsu can see who its influencers are and you as a user can see which in your family is most useful to you
Content - Tsu pays its users. this is driving strange "follow me follow you" behaviour - but your original content, when shared will earn revenue according to page impressions. Even if you earn $1 - it is $1 more than Facebook ever paid its content creators. This is motivating folks to find really original content.
New audience. - as far as I can see the same old same old gang aren't on Tsu - so there is a real opportunity to extend reach beyond the ever decreasing circle of tech influencers. This, for me is the most interesting thing. Will brands embrace the concept - or will this be a content storm from users who are trying to make a quick cent or two!
After a Youtube user posted a video of his cat purring, a 12 second clip was flagged as belonging to EMI Publishing.
The Gamers Bay channel had a video flagged a few months ago as belonging to Capcom, despite the fact that Capcom generally does not flag videos of its games. The DMCA notice that was received had disappeared a short time later.
Google needs to stop with the flipping out every time someones cat purrs, its getting ridiculous.
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