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In a new video, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory uses a gradient to reveal a gorgeous swirl of coronal loops and cooler "moss" patterns. The SDO has been observing our home star and the "space weather" it generates since it launched in February, 2011, sharing some of the amazing images it captures on a multimedia page. For more high-resolution images of the sun and planets, don't miss Alan Taylor's In Focus gallery "Around the Solar System." 

For ore videos from NASA, visit http://www.nasa.gov/.

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Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg's work in media spans documentary television, advertising, and print. As a producer in the Viewer Created Content division of Al Gore's Current TV, she acquired and produced short documentaries by independent filmmakers around the world. Post-Current, she worked as a producer and strategist at Urgent Content, developing consumer-created and branded nonfiction campaigns for clients including Cisco, Ford, and GOOD Magazine. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University, where she was co-creator and editor in chief of H BOMB Magazine.

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