Watch: One Year Time-lapse of Sun Showing its Corona Plasma

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The NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) spacecraft keeps a 24-hour watch on the Sun. A new video shows an entire year’s worth of footage condensed...

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  • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, left, unveils the new Blue Origin rocket, as Florida Gov. Rick Scott, right, applauds during a news conference at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. Bezos announced a $200 million investment to build the rockets and capsules in the state and launch them using the historic Launch Complex 36. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

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  • A self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover at the "Mojave" site, where its drill collected the mission's second taste of Mount Sharp. The scene combines dozens of images taken during January 2015 by the MAHLI camera at the end of the rover's robotic arm. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS via Getty Images)

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  • Pluto just never ceases to fascinate. NASA scientists recently discovered the dwarf planet is home to hills that float and move about. (AOL Screenshot)

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  • Artist’s impression of the Square Kilometer Array. (SKA Project Development Office and Swinburne Astronomy Productions/CC BY-SA 3.0)

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  • Silica formations possibly formed by microbial life on the surface of soil near Home Plate, in a photo taken by the Mars rover Spirit in 2008. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

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    WATCH: Most Beautiful HD Videos of the Sun by NASA

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  • The ancient Babylonian tablet that helped Mathieu Ossendrijver learn how Babylonian astronomers tracked Jupiter. (Courtesy of Mathieu Ossendrijver) An illustration of Jupiter. (Alexaldo/iStock)

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  • This composite image shows the location of the Smith Cloud on the sky. (Saxton/Lockman/NRAO/AUI/NSF/Mellinger)

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  • A scale model of the Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity is on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall January 7, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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  • Resembling an opulent diamond tapestry, this image from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope shows a glittering star cluster that contains a collection of some of the brightest stars seen in our Milky Way galaxy. (NASA, ESA, and J. Maíz Apellániz)

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