NASA has released some rare unseen pictures of the Sun from a new satellite designed to predict disruptive solar storms.

NASA recently launched a Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), and the early images of the Sun are recieved from it confirmed an unprecedented new capability for scientists to better understand the Sun’s dynamic processes. Scientists said that these solar activities have an affect on Earth.

These initial images show a dynamic sun that I had never seen in more than 40 years of solar research,” said Richard Fisher, director of the Heliophysics Division at NASA Headquarters in Washington.

SDO will change our understanding of the sun and its processes, which affect our lives and society. This mission will have a huge impact on science, similar to the impact of the Hubble Space Telescope on modern astrophysics,” he added.