VIDEO: We Can Now See What the Sun’s Surface Actually Looks Like

November 3, 2015 Updated: November 3, 2015
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The majestic beauty of the sun was captured via NASA in 4K Ultra HD, and it shows the star in amazing detail.

A color was assigned to the sun’s various wavelengths, which highlights a different temperature.

The 30-minute clip, set to ambient electronic music, displays the sun in “unprecedented detail,” NASA wrote in a statement.

“It’s always shining, always ablaze with light and energy. In the ubiquity of solar output, Earth swims in an endless tide of particles. Every time half of the Earth faces the Sun, we experience the brightness of daytime, the Sun’s energy and light driving weather, biology and more,” the U.S. space agency wrote.

Overall, ten different wavelengths are captured via NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory.

“Presented in ultra-high definition video (4K) the video presents the nuclear fire of our life-giving star in intimate detail, offering new perspective into our own relationships with grand forces of the solar system,” NASA added.

NASA explained that it took 10 hours just to create one minute of this footage.