The Solar Dynamics Observatory continually observes the Sun, producing a huge amount (1.5TB per day) of high quality data. In order to analyze the data near real time, NASA selected an international consortium (Feature Finding Team, FFT) to produce a comprehensive automated feature-recognition system for SDO data. The automated system is comprised of individual “modules” developed by the various institutions.
The images below are some examples of the different detection modules. Find the complete list on the FFT Module site menu or click the round buttons below to browse the detection modules.