NASA’s been watching the sun for a decade, and there’s an hour-long video to prove it

The SDO launched aboard an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Feb. 11, 2010, and began its observation work a few months later. Developed by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, the SDO orbits the Earth at 6,876 mph and Earth orbits the sun at 67,062 mph and watches the sun mostly nonstop.